Driver identified in fatal motorcycle crash in northwest Charlotte

Driver identified in fatal motorcycle crash in northwest Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A man was killed in a motorcycle crash in northwest Charlotte Wednesday afternoon.

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, the crash happened in the 1700 block of Oakdale Road. CMPD tweeted about the deadly crash around 12:30 p.m.

Police say when they arrived on the scene, they found a motorcycle and driver laying in the front yard of the home on Oakdale Road.

The driver, 18-year-old Daniel Dockery II, was found unresponsive and later pronounced dead by Medic.

Police say an investigation into the crash revealed the motorcycle was traveling south on Oakdale Road at high speed when Dockery passed a slower car on the left and lost control of the motorcycle.

The motorcycle ran off the road and went through several yards before it struck two trees. Dockery was ejected off the motorcycle.

Dockery was wearing a helmet, but.did not have a motorcycle endorsement on his North Carolina Operators License, according to officials.

Police say speed is a factor in this case, and that particular section of Oakdale Road is marked for no passing.

The motorcycle was reported stolen by the owner to the CMPD on Wednesday at 9:35 a.m.

It is unknown if Dockery stole the motorcycle or received it from another person.

Oakdale Road between Shady Circle and Oak Drive was closed while police investigate the crash, officers say. Drivers are asked to avoid the area and seek alternate routes.

CMPD is investigating the crash and are asking any witnesses to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or detectives at 704-432-2169.

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