CMPD: Driver charged in deadly motorcycle crash

- A woman has been charged in connection to a deadly crash involving a motorcycle in northwest Charlotte, police said. 

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

The crash happened at 9:36 p.m. Sunday, July 16 in the 9400 block of Mount Holly Road at the intersection of Sonoma Valley Drive.

The motorcyclist, Steven Lamont McKinney, was pronounced dead on scene by Medic. 

CMPD said the preliminary investigation determined McKinney was traveling northwest when Cocinero entered the intersection from Sonoma Valley Drive. The motorcycle struck the left front of the Toyota.  

After gathering information and evidence, detectives determined that excessive speed by McKinney was not a contributing factor in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact Detective Reibold at 704-432-2169 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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