Driver faces charges following deadly motorcycle crash in east Charlotte

CHARLOTTE — A driver is facing several charges following a crash Monday night that killed a motorcyclist in east Charlotte.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the collision happened around 9 p.m. along East W.T. Harris Boulevard at Delta Crossing Lane.

When officers arrived, they found a 2004 Suzuki GSXR 750 motorcycle and a 2016 Kia Forte with damage to the rear of the vehicle. The driver of the motorcycle, 32-year-old Shaquon Thompson, was pronounced dead on the scene.

The driver of the Kia Forte and his passengers were not hurt and remained at the scene of the crash.

Detectives said the motorcycle was speeding and as the bike was approaching Delta Crossing Lane, the Kia Forte pulled out in front of him.

The Suzuki then struck the Kia, throwing Thompson from the motorcycle.

Police said speed on the part of the motorcycle is a contributing factor in the crash.

The driver of the Kia, 19-year-old Moo Paw, was interviewed and screened for impairment and police found that he consumed an “impairing substance.”

Paw was charged with DWI, window tint violation, no operator’s license, possession of marijuana over a half ounce and misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.

The investigation into the collision is active and ongoing.

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