Driver in fatal University City crash Monday was intoxicated, police say

A driver in a fatal crash Monday was intoxicated when she rear-ended a tractor-trailer on North Tryon Street, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said.

Police charged Maegan McTaggart, 31, with aggravated felony death by vehicle, driving while impaired and other offenses in the wreck that killed her front-seat passenger, Maverick Sloan, 52.

The wreck happened at 9:16 p.m. near the intersection of North Tryon Street and J.M. Keynes Boulevard in University City. Witnesses told investigators that McTaggart made a sudden lane change from the right lane into the left lane. The right front of her 2001 Honda Accord then struck the rear of the truck, which was stopped at a red light.

Sloan died at Carolinas HealthCare System University.

Police charged McTaggart after she was released from the hospital on Tuesday. She also was charged with having an open container of alcohol in her car and violating a driver’s license blood/alcohol content .04 restriction. McTaggart was jailed on $26,500 bail.

Anyone who saw the wreck is asked to call CMPD Detective Matthew Sammis at 704-432-2169 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.