Pick-up truck driver charged in drunk driving crash that killed motorcyclist

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Jose Rodrigo Barajas Diaz (Source: Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office)

A fatal crash involving a motorcycle has shutdown a busy road in east Charlotte Sunday night according to CMPD.

The crash happened about 10 p.m. on Central Avenue involving a person driving a motorcycle and a pick-up truck. According to police, the two vehicle collided after the pick-up truck made a U-turn into the path of the motorcycle.

The driver of the motorcycle, Miguel Angel Linarte Jacome, was killed. The driver of the pick-up truck, Jose Rodrigo Barajas Diaz, was charged with felony death by a vehicle, driving while impaired, open container after consuming, no operator license, and safe movement violation.

Central Avenue was closed from Rosehaven Drive to Norlan Road. Officialsadvised drivers to use Sharon Amity Road and Eastway Drive as alternate routes.

This is an ongoing investigation, no further details have been released at this time. 

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