Driver arrested for death by motor vehicle for motorcycle crash in Charlotte

The crash happened on Echo Forest Drive near Pineville-Matthews Road.
One person was killed in a motorcycle crash on Friday evening.
One person was killed in a motorcycle crash on Friday evening.(WBTV)
Published: Mar. 3, 2023 at 6:11 PM EST
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Police have arrested a man for his role in the death of a motorcycle driver in south Charlotte on March 3.

According to Medic, the crash happened in the 17100 block of Echo Forest Drive, which is near the intersection of Pineville-Matthews Road.

“Detectives with the Major Crash Investigation Unit, DWI Task Force, Motor Unit, and Crime Scene Search responded to the scene to conduct their investigation. The preliminary investigation indicates that the motorcyclist, Darren Lee Marshall, Jr. (DOB: 04/04/1992), was traveling northeast on Pineville-Matthews Road when the Jeep Cherokee, driven by, Roy James Jackson (DOB: 12/10/1951) crossed into the path of the motorcycle,” according to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department.

Marshall struck the front right side of the Jeep and was thrown from his motorcycle, he was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Police say that Jackson was arrested after the crash.

“Mr. Jackson showed signs of impairment and was evaluated by a DWI Task Force officer. He was ruled to be impaired. Mr. Jackson was placed under arrest for Felony Death by Motor Vehicle. Failure to yield to right of way was also a contributing factor for this crash.  Mr. Jackson was transported to the Law Enforcement Center (LEC) in Uptown to be interviewed by detectives.  Upon conclusion of the interview, he was transferred into the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office,” according to a press release.

Police have the road shut down in both directions as an investigation ensues.

Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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