Catawba County woman killed, man charged after crash involving a motorcycle, authorities say
Kale Road was closed for three hours for further investigation according to authorities.
CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - A person was killed in a crash involving a motorcycle on Kale Road near Hudson Chapel Road in Catawba County.
According to the police, a 2000 Harley-Davidson Sportster motorcycle was traveling north on Kale Road, crossed the centerline, and sideswipped a southbound 2011 Honda CR-V. Both individuals on the motorcycle were ejected.
The driver of the motorcycle, Tony Travis, 43, of Catawba County, had minor injuries and was transported to a medical center. The passenger, Jacquelin Danielle York, 36, of Claremont, was critically injured and flown to the hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries.
Kale Road was closed for three hours for further investigation, according to authorities. Police believe that alcohol contributed to the collision.
Travis was charged with driving while impaired. Additional charges won’t be determined during the ongoing investigation.
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