Truck driver charged after 1 killed, another injured in motorcycle crash in northwest Charlotte

The accident occurred on Lawton Road near Rozzelles Ferry Road sometime around 8:30 p.m.
Fatal crash in northwest Charlotte
Fatal crash in northwest Charlotte(WBTV)
Published: May. 16, 2022 at 9:08 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - One person was killed in a crash on Monday night, according to CMPD.

The accident occurred in the 4700 block of Rozzelles Ferry Road around 8:38 p.m.

When officers arrived at the scene, a 2009 Freightliner tractor with a trailer and a 2018 Triumph motorcycle were found to have collided at the intersection of Lawton Road.

The driver of the motorcycle, 37-year-old Andy Kim, was pronounced dead and a passenger was transported with life-threatening injuries and remains in critical condition.

The driver of the truck, 28-year-old Rolando Pedre did not sustain injuries and has been charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and failure to yield the right of way.

An investigation shows that the victim was driving the motorcycle on Rozzelles Ferry Road and traveling northwest with the passenger. When the motorcycle approached the Lawton Road intersection, the tractor-trailer made a left turn in front of the motorcycle, causing the motorcycle to strike the front of the truck.

Both the driver and passenger were ejected off the motorcycle. Speed and impairment are not contributing factors and both were wearing helmets.

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