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.
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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