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A fatal crash killed Officer Mia Goodwin, 33, on I-85 in Charlotte, NC on December 22, 2021 at 3 in the morning. Three trucks were involved in the crash. Mia was hit by an 18-wheeler truck. Mia was a cop with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department. 

Mia Goodwin

Mia Goodwin

The initial crash was on December 21, 2021 on Interstate 85 at the West W.T. Harris overpass at 10:37 p.m. The accident involved an overturned semi-truck with a trailer that spilled loads of grain onto the Interstate. 

North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded along with the Charlotte Fire Department to assist with a potential hazardous material. All I-85 lanes were shut down to allow the North Carolina Department of Transportation to clear the roadway of the debris.

At 1:03 a.m., a travel lane was opened to allow southbound traffic to bypass the accident. Traffic cones were deployed around the work crew and police vehicles with emergency equipment activated, supposedly. 

But hours later at 3:39 a.m., a large semi-truck collided with a second semi-truck, the crash caused the trucks to hit multiple Charlotte Mecklenburg Police vehicles. 

Mia was hit during the wreck and badly injured. Mia was pronounced dead on scene. In addition, 3 other CMPD officers were transported to Atrium Main Hospital where they were treated. 

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