Motorcyclist killed in crash with bus near Palisades High School

CHARLOTTE — One person was killed in a crash near Palisades High School along York Road in southwest Charlotte on Thursday morning, MEDIC confirmed.

Channel 9 was on the scene and saw that the accident involved a school bus and a motorcycle. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools said there were no students on the school bus at the time of the crash.

According to an update from CMPD on Friday, investigators say that the school bus was making a left turn from S. Tryon Street onto Youngblood Road when the motorcycle went north on Tryon Street through a red light.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department confirmed the motorcycle driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was identified as 35-year-old Marvin Rushing, Jr.

Police said Rushing wasn’t suspected to be impaired at the time of the crash. Excessive speed is suspected to be a factor in the fatal crash.

This is a developing story. Check back on wsoctv.com for updates.

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