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One dead in crash involving CMS school bus, motorcycle and pickup truck, Medic says

According to a statement by CMPD, the motorcycle driver was pronounced dead on the scene. There were no students on the school bus and the driver was not injured.


A motorcyclist was killed in a crash involving a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools bus in southwest Charlotte Thursday morning, police said. 

The crash happened shortly before 5:30 a.m. near the intersection of Youngblood Road and South Tryon Street, just south of the Steele Creek Crossing shopping center. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police

There were no students on the bus and the bus driver was not injured, Medic confirmed. CMS said the bus services South Mecklenburg High School. Students who ride this bus may be late arriving at school due to the wreck, according to CMS. 

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According to CMPD, inbound traffic coming from South Carolina was rerouted to Interstate 77. Outbound traffic on South Tryon Street was diverted to Shopton Road around the scene. 

The intersection was reopened around 10:45 a.m. Thursday. 

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This is an ongoing investigation. WCNC Charlotte will continue to update this incident as new information is released.


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