A truck driver that killed one North Carolina police officer and injured three others late last week did not have a CDL, records show.
The accident happened early on Wednesday, December 22nd on Interstate 85 in north Charlotte, North Carolina.
According to ABC 45 News, 50-year-old Daniel Morgan was speeding along Interstate 85 when he struck another semi truck. That collision sent the trucks crashing into four Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department vehicles, which were parked nearby as officers investigated a previous wreck. The force of the impact killed officer Mia Goodwin and injured three others.
Detectives have charged Daniel Leon Morgan; DOB: 10/15/1971 for his involvement in this Crash. He was charged with Involuntary Manslaughter, Misdemeanor Death by Vehicle, Failure to Reduce Speed, & Felony Failure to Move over for Stopped Emergency Vehicles. #cltnews— CMPD News (@CMPD) December 23, 2021
Court filings allege that Morgan then attempted to leave the scene, and removed a tracking device from his truck dashboard as a way to impede the investigation. These documents also show that Morgan’s rig was not supposed to be on the road and that he had placed fake tags on it, and that Morgan was not in possession of a CDL at all.
Morgan is facing charges of involuntary manslaughter, misdemeanor death by vehicle, failure to reduce speed, and felony failure to move over for stopped emergency vehicles. He has since been released from jail on bond. No further information has been made available.