One person killed in motorcycle crash near SouthPark Mall

The crash happened near the intersection of Sharon Road and Sharon View Road.
One person was killed after a vehicle and motorcycle collided in south Charlotte on Friday night.
Published: Jan. 20, 2023 at 9:52 PM EST
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - One person was killed in a south Charlotte motorcycle crash Friday night, police said.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD), the crash happened near the intersection of South Sharon Road and Sharon View Road, near SouthPark Mall, when a vehicle collided with a motorcycle around 8:36 p.m.

The driver of the motorcycle, Anthony Maerten, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators say the car involved was in the left lane trying to turn onto Sharon View Road at the same time Maerten was coming from the opposite direction. As the car was turning, police say Maerten tried to brake and the motorcycle went on its side and slid into the passenger door.

He was wearing a DOT-approved helmet.

CMPD has not confirmed whether or not any charges were filed in relation to the crash.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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