Charlotte's I-85 remains closed following multiple crashes that left CMPD officer dead
A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer has been killed in a crash involving a tractor trailer early Tuesday morning on I-85.
Several officers were responding a tractor trailer crash, when a second tractor trailer collided with a patrol car at the scene.
In a message on Twitter, CMPD Chief Johnny Jennings says it’s with a heavy heart that he announces the death of Officer Mia Goodwin.
It is with a heavy heart that I share the passing of @CMPD Officer Mia Goodwin. Officer Goodwin proudly served the University City Division. I ask for your thoughts and prayers for the family of Officer Goodwin and the CMPD family. Rest easy hero, we have watch from here. #EOW pic.twitter.com/uEGvT9liZd— Chief Jennings (@cmpdchief) December 22, 2021
Jennings is holding a news conference this morning, where more information may be released. I-85 near W-T Harris Boulevard remains closed.