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Arrest made after motorcyclist dies in crash in Charlotte's South End

Inbound lanes of South Boulevard near East Boulevard were closed for the investigation.
Credit: CMPD

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — One person has died after a crash involving a motorcycle in Charlotte Monday morning, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

Investigators have closed the inbound lanes of South Boulevard between East Park Avenue and East Boulevard while officials investigate the crash, which involved a motorcycle and another vehicle.

The driver of the motorcycle, 60-year-old Cerveria Stanton, has died.

CMPD says a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle and a 2015 Nissan Altima were involved. The motorcycle had front-end damage, while the Nissan had damage to the right side. 

Police say the driver of the motorcycle was heading northbound on South Boulevard in the left lane while the driver of the Nissan was traveling south on South Boulevard, attempting to turn left into a parking lot. 

While making the turn, police believe the driver of the Nissan crossed into the path of the Harley Davidson. The motorcycle struck the passenger side of the Nissan.

The driver of the motorcycle was wearing a helmet and protective gloves. The driver and passenger of the Nissan, who remained on the scene after the crash, had no injuries. 

CMPD believes the crash was caused by the Nissan driver failing to yield to the right of way of the motorcycle. 

The driver of the Nissan, Linda Caldwell, was placed under arrest for Misdemeanor Death by Motor Vehicle and issued a citation for Failure to Yield the Right of Way. 

She was interviewed at CMPD headquarters, then transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.

CMPD's Major Crash detectives are conducting the investigation.

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