Driver charged in deadly motorcycle crash

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say one person is killed following an accident involving a motorcycle in northwest Charlotte.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police is investigating after one person was killed in a crash involving a motorcycle in northwest Charlotte. 

According to CMPD, officers responded to a two-vehicle crash in the 9400 block of Mount Holly Road at the intersection with Sonoma Valley Drive around 9:30 p.m. Sunday. When emergency crews arrived, the driver of the motorcycle, identified as Steven Lamont McKinney, 38, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Investigators said it was determined that the driver of a 2012 Toyota Venza entered the intersection from Sonoma Valley Drive and was struck by the motorcycle. Police said alcohol and McKinney's speed were both not contributing factors in the collision. 

CMPD later charged Marielena Del Ro Cocinero, 23, with misdemeanor death by vehicle. 

"We need a traffic light here," said one neighbor who added that there have been other accidents at the intersection.

Anyone with further information about this accident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. 

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