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.
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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.