Woman charged after deadly motorcycle crash near uptown Charlotte

Woman charged in deadly motorcycle crash

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A woman was charged after a motorcyclist was killed in a crash Monday morning near uptown Charlotte.

Police say the crash, which happened around 11:12 a.m. on South Boulevard between East Park Avenue and East Boulevard, involved a motorcyclist and a car.

The motorcyclist, identified as 60-year-old Cerveria Stanton, was taken to Atrium Health – Main where he was pronounced dead.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle and 2015 Nissan Altima.

Police said the preliminary investigation revealed the Harley Davidson was traveling north on South Boulevard in the left lane, and the Nissan Altima was traveling south on South Boulevard, attempting to turn left from the center lane into the parking lot of 1625 South Boulevard.

While making the left turn, police say the Nissan Altima crossed into the path of the Harley Davidson, causing the Harley Davidson to strike the passenger side of the Nissan Altima.

The impact of the crash caused the driver of the Harley Davidson to be thrown from the motorcycle, according to police.

Stanton was wearing a helmet and protective gloves at the time of the crash, and the occupants of the Nissan Altima sustained no injuries.

Police said that evidence gathered at the scene indicated that the failure to yield the right of way by the Nissan Altima is the contributing factor of the crash.

Linda Caldwell, the driver of the Nissan Altima, was placed under arrest and charged for Misdemeanor Death by Motor Vehicle and issued a citation for Failure to Yield the Right of Way.

The driver and passenger of the Nissan Altima remained on the scene of the crash.

Any witnesses to the crash, or anyone with information concerning the collision, should contact Detective Kupfer at (704) 432-2169 Ext 1 or Crime Stoppers at (704) 334-1600.

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