In a heartbreaking incident, Officer Mia Goodwin of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) was killed when a truck driver crashed into several CMPD vehicles and another tractor-trailer on Interstate 85 (I-85) in the Northeast. Charlotte.
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The accident occurred when two semi trucks collided on I-85. One of the drivers, identified as Daniel Leon Morgan, failed to slow down resulting in a collision with four CMPD vehicles, another pickup truck and Officer Goodwin. Goodwin, who was present at the scene, tragically died from the impact of the collision.
Officer Goodwin, a 33-year-old mother of three, had just returned from maternity leave. She had served in CMPD since 2015. Goodwin leaves behind a husband and three young children, ages 3, 1, and 4 months.
Described as dedicated and passionate about his work, Goodwin’s death is a significant loss to CMPD and the community. Her dedication to public service and her compassionate nature will be remembered by all who knew her.
Following the fatal incident, the truck driver, Daniel Leon Morgan, was charged. He was assessed for impairment following the crash. This tragic event has received support from the community.
In a tribute to Officer Goodwin’s service, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) plans to name a bridge after the fallen officer7. Additionally, a foundation has stepped forward to pay off the mortgage on Goodwin’s home, providing some financial relief to her grieving family.
The tragic death of Officer Mia Goodwin is a stark reminder of the risks law enforcement officers face while on duty. As investigations continue, the community remembers Goodwin’s sacrifice and mourns the loss of an officer who dedicated his life to protecting others.
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