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Truck driver indicted on charges connected to CMPD officer's death

Officer Mia Goodwin was hit and killed along Interstate 85 in northeast Charlotte around 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 22.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The truck driver charged in connection with the death of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer Mia Goodwin has been indicted on several charges after facing a grand jury Monday. 

In Monday's court proceedings, Daniel Morgan, 50, of High Point, was granted a continuance and is expected to face a grand jury where he will be indicted.

There are no statements being made at this time. 

Morgan was indicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter, three counts of misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon, reckless driving, misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, felony failure to move over for stopped emergency vehicles, and fictitious tag.

It comes following a crash on Dec. 22 on Interstate 85 in northeast Charlotte. Goodwin died at the scene. Three other CMPD officers were taken to the hospital

Court records allege that Morgan removed a device from his truck to try and hinder the investigation. State troopers said Morgan's trailer wasn't supposed to be operated yet and had fictitious plates

Goodwin, a six-year veteran with CMPD, had recently returned to the force following the birth of her third child. 

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Credit: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

WCNC Charlotte asked Morgan's attorney to comment on the allegations. He issued the following statement: 

"There is a time for all things. This is a time to mourn, reflect and pay tribute to Officer Goodwin’s life. There are no words that can express the extent of Mr. Morgan’s sorrow."

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