1 dead after motorcycle crash in southeast Charlotte

CHARLOTTE — A motorcyclist died after crashing on Independence Boulevard in southeast Charlotte Tuesday night, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

The crash happened around 6:30 p.m. near Eastway Drive. CATS told Channel 9 that a motorcyclist hit a vehicle and then the motorcycle crashed under a CATS bus.

On Wednesday, CMPD identified the motorcyclist as 27-year-old Timothy Daniel Pickell.

Police said Pickell was “swerving in and out of traffic at a high rate of speed” when he hit a Dodge Charger and flew off the bike. Police said Pickell was wearing a helmet.

U.S. Highway 74 near Eastway was closed due to the crash.

Police said no one else was hurt.

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