One person killed after motorcycle, CDOT pickup truck collide in west Charlotte

An 81-year-old man was killed as a result of the incident.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are on scene near a fatal crash Tuesday morning.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are on scene near a fatal crash Tuesday morning.(Sky3/WBTV)
Published: Aug. 9, 2022 at 11:45 AM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - One person died following a motorcycle wreck in west Charlotte, authorities said.

The crash happened Tuesday morning around 11:11 a.m. in the 2300 block of Freedom Drive, close to West Morehead Drive.

Once at the scene, police located a Honda motorcycle and a Ford pickup. The Ford pickup was driven by a City of Charlotte Department of Transportation (DOT) employee and was a DOT vehicle.

Medic pronounced the motorcycle driver dead at the scene.

According to CMPD, both vehicles were traveling east on Freedom Drive when the motorcycle merged left in front of the pickup truck, which lead to the truck striking the rear of the motorcycle.

The motorcycle driver fell off the motorcycle and was struck again by the truck.

Police say neither speed nor impairment were factors for either driver. No charges have been filed at this time.

The deceased driver has been identified as 81-year-old Patrick Carlos Ramia.

The driver of the pickup truck has been place on administrative leave pending the final results of the crash investigation.

Related: Motorcyclist dies after crash on East W.T. Harris Blvd. in northeast Charlotte

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