(NC)(12-22-2021) Charlotte police officer struck & killed in Wednesday morning crash on I-85

A police officer in Charlotte was killed early Wednesday morning in a crash involving two semitrailers on a local highway.

Officials with the Charlotte Mecklenberg Police Department confirmed that Officer Mia Goodwin was killed in the crash.

The crash occurred at 3:30 a.m. local time. According to the Charlotte Observer, two officers were already on the scene assisting with traffic detail from an earlier accident that had shut down I-85. That's when Goodwin's cruiser was struck by a semitrailer.

Another semitrailer jack-knifed into the southbound lanes I-85, causing further damage.

Goodwin was a six-year veteran of the police force. She is survived by three children aged between 4 months and 3 years old.

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