Motorcyclist likely ran red light before deadly crash near Steele Creek, police say

The crash happened on York Road at Youngblood Road in the Steele Creek area.
The crash happened around 5:20 a.m. on York Road at Youngblood Road in the Steele Creek area.
Published: Dec. 8, 2022 at 6:12 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 9, 2022 at 12:44 PM EST
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – Investigators have released new details in a crash involving a school bus and a motorcycle in southwest Mecklenburg County early Thursday morning that left one person dead.

The crash happened around 5:20 a.m. on York Road at Youngblood Road in the Steele Creek area.

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, the motorcycle rider, later identified as 35-year-old Marvin Rushing Jr., was pronounced dead on the scene. There were no students or injuries on the bus, first responders added.

CMPD officials said it was a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools bus that was involved.

According to police, Rushing was not wearing a Department of Transportation-approved helmet at the time of the crash.

Officers suspect excessive speed and failure to stop at a red light on behalf of the motorcycle were factors in the crash.

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