WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER HIGH SPEED CRASH KILLS MAN, COPS ALLEGE SPEED RACING

Amy Linares

Charlotte Alerts

Officials say two cars were racing when one man lost control, hit a tree, and died

Amy Linares, 20, was arrested on October 2, 2020 in a motor vehicular crash that killed Daniel Knapp, 21, in Charlotte, NC.

The crash was on October 1, 2020, at 10:40 p.m. on Parkton Road.  

Officials say Amy and Daniel were traveling in separate vehicles involved in a speed race. The two vehicles were allegedly engaged in a willful speed competition. Officials say their speeds exceeded 80 miles per hour in a posted 25 mile-per-hour zone. Daniel lost control and ran off the roadway to the left, where he struck a tree.  

Daniel died at the scene. Amy was transported to Novant Mint Hill hospital for precautionary reasons.  

Amy was then arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter, willful speed competition, no operator’s license, no liability insurance, and fictitious registration.