37-year-old killed in Kannapolis motorcycle crash

The crash happened at the intersection of Dale Earnhardt Boulevard and Little Texas Road.
Published: Mar. 23, 2023 at 9:25 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 24, 2023 at 10:50 AM EDT
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KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (WBTV) - A 37-year-old man is dead after a motorcycle crash Thursday evening in Kannapolis.

“A vehicle traveling east on Dale Earnhardt Boulevard was making a left turn onto S. Little Texas Road Street and turned into the path of the motorcycle traveling west on Dale Earnhardt Boulevard. The truck making the left turn was towing a trailer, and the motorcycle collided with the trailer,” according to information provided by Kannapolis Director of Communications Annette Keller.

“Kannapolis Police Department, Cabarrus EMS, and Kannapolis Fire Department personnel attempted life saving measures, but the motorcycle driver, Franklin Dooley, 37, of Kannapolis succumbed to his injuries.”

No other injuries were reported and there is no indication that speed or any impairing substances played a role in the crash --- no charges have been filed but the investigation is ongoing.

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