Motorcyclist crashes into tree, dies in Union County accident

WEDDINGTON, NC (WBTV) - A motorcyclist crashed into a tree and died in an accident in Union County Saturday afternoon.

According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, troopers are investigating the fatal crash that happened on Weddington-Matthews Road in Weddington.

Officials responded to a call for a single-vehicle accident with injuries around 1 p.m. Saturday.

Troopers arrived and found 53-year-old Jemon Harris dead. Harris was driving a 2018 Suzuki motorcycle.

An initial investigation found that Harris turned too fast, left the road, then struck a tree and died.

Highway Patrol said alcohol and drugs are not to believed to have played a role in this crash, as speed was apparently the only contributing factor.

No further information was released on this accident.

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