Motorcyclist killed in crash after running red light, police say

Motorcyclist killed in crash after running red light, police say

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — South Tryon Street at Westinghouse Boulevard in southwest Charlotte was shut down for hours Tuesday night after a deadly wreck that involved a motorcycle, according to police.

The 3-vehicle crash happened just before 9 p.m.

[Photos: Major southwest Charlotte road shut down after deadly motorcycle crash]

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Investigators said a motorcycle was heading east on Westinghouse Boulevard and was stopped at the traffic light, about to turn left on South Tryon Street.

A Chrysler 300 was heading west on Westinghouse and police said the car had a green light when the motorcyclist ran his red light and tried to turn left in front of the Chrysler, detectives said.

The Chrysler collided with the motorcycle, which was knocked back into a Toyota Corolla which was stopped at the light.

The Chrysler continued through the intersection before it ran off the road and struck a utility pole.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not yet been released.

Police said the drivers of the Chrysler and the Toyota were not hurt.

No charges have been filed and officers do not think any of the drivers involved were impaired.

Return to this story for updates on this crash investigation.