Woman charged after 1 killed in motorcycle collision, police say

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A biker was killed Sunday night after a motorcycle crashed into a car in northwest Charlotte, paramedics said.

Emergency responders were called to the accident at 9:36 p.m. at the intersection of Mount Holly Road and Sonoma Valley Drive.

Detectives said the motorcycle, driven by Steve McKinney, was traveling northwest when a Toyota Venza entered the intersection from Sonoma Valley Drive and the motorcycle struck the left front of the Toyota.

Police told Channel 9 that McKinney, 38, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police charged 23-year-old Marielena Del Ro Cocinero with a misdemeanor death by vehicle.

Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash, which is still under investigation, police said.

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