Police say the driver of a car that struck and killed a motorcyclist near Cameron Village on Monday afternoon made a left turn in the path of the bike, according to an accident report released Wednesday.
Ernestine Leach, 65, of 1509 Bennett St. has been charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.
Police say she was driving east on Clark Avenue just before 3:40 p.m. when she turned left into Daniels Street without seeing the oncoming Suzuki GSX1300 ridden by De’Andre Lamar Jackson.
Police said Jackson, 22, was going 35 mph, applied the front brake and put the motorcycle on its side before sliding into the car. He died later at WakeMed in Raleigh.
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Leach and a man and woman riding with her were unhurt, police said.
Police said Leach had consumed alcohol before the accident, but they determined that she was not impaired, according to the accident report.