Driver charged in crash that killed teen cyclist in NE Charlotte


(left) Suspect, Dylan Leviner (right) Victim, Miquase Corey Maddox 

July 28 2021 05:00 am

CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) — The driver who struck and killed a teen cyclist earlier this month was arrested this week and charged with involuntary manslaughter, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. 

Dylan Leviner turned himself in to police Tuesday evening, August 21. 

Detectives said it was determined that Leviner was operating his 2003 Infiniti G35 at a high rate of speed on Old Concord Road at the time of the crash and that speed is a factor in the deadly wreck. 

On Saturday, August 11 around 1:09 a.m. officers responded to the 9700 block of Old Concord Road where they found 18-year-old Miquase “Mikey” Corey Maddox lying in the road unresponsive. 

Related: Remembering Mikey Maddox, teen cyclist killed in NE Charlotte 

Maddox was pronounced dead on scene. The driver, Leviner, and his passenger also remained on scene at the time. A witness that had been behind the Infiniti also stayed on scene. 

Detectives determined Maddox was riding his bike in the road against traffic and not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Leviner had been driving northeast when he struck Maddox, causing the teenager to be thrown from his bike and off the road. 

This case remains under investigation. Anyone with further information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (704) 334-1600. 

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