Charlotte, North Carolina –A motorcyclist was killed in a car crash in Southwest Charlotte. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said the crash occurred on the 10200 block of South Tyron Street.
The police officers responded to a crash at 4:19 p.m. When the police arrived, the motorcyclist who has been struck, was pronounced dead.
The investigation revealed the identity of the 40-year-old motorcyclist. Andre Lavell William was driving at a high speed on South Tyron when he struck the rear of the trailer being pulled by a Freightliner tractor.
Unaware of the collision, the driver drove a quarter of a mile before crossing a set of railroad tracks. Eventually, however, he noticed something horrifying: someone hanging out from underneath his trailer.
Driver Didn’t See Motorcyclist Who Was Killed in Charlotte
The dump truck driver said he did not see the motorcyclist on the road when he drove all over the body. When he saw the motorcyclist coming from under the trailer, he stopped immediately.
The tragedy happened when the truck driver was turning left onto General Drive from South Tryon Street.
One of the witnesses of the crash said the motorcyclist was traveling about 70 miles per hour in a 45 mile per hour zone. Excessive speed by the motorcyclist definitely contributed to the crash.
Two other truck drivers were interviewed on the scene.
The police have not filed any charges against the driver yet. While there may be charges eventually, there is no movement on that front yet.
Anybody driving at a high speed is increasing a chance of collision, and, accordingly, a crash with a tragic end. These kinds of incidents are exactly why it’s important to drive within the speed limit. Especially if you ride a motorcycle, you don’t want to increase your chance of serious injury by speeding. Drive safe!