Last night, a tragic accident on I-85 took the life of CMPD officer Mia Goodwin.
Police Chief Jennings posted the following to his Twitter account this morning:
“It is with a heavy heart that I share the passing of @CMPD Officer Mia Goodwin. Officer Goodwin proudly served the University City Division. I ask for your thoughts and prayers for the family of Officer Goodwin and the CMPD family. Rest easy hero, we have watch from here.”
Rest peacefully Officer Goodwin. https://t.co/7y1gwIDySg
— CMPD News (@CMPD) December 22, 2021
The accident took place near the intersection of I-85 and WT Harris at around 3:30 am. Officer Goodwin was assisting with an earlier accident when she was struck by a full-sized tractor-trailer, according to NC Highway Patrol.
Please avoid I-85 South near exit 45 this morning. Use I-485 to U.S. 29 as an alternate route. https://t.co/Hx1S6neR6c
— NCDOT Charlotte Area (@NCDOT_Charlotte) December 22, 2021