CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A 24-year-old man was killed on his birthday after he lost control of his moped in southeast Charlotte on Thursday night.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said Matthew Ryan Foster was killed when he crashed his moped on East 7th Street near North Dotger Avenue.
Foster was driving inbound on the right shoulder of the road, when the moped hit a wet spot, according to police.
Police said the moped skidded into the curb, then went over the curb and struck the telephone pole. Foster died at the scene.
A helmet was found at the scene but police aren’t sure if Foster was wearing it.
Speed did not appear to be a factor, police said. They do not know if alcohol was involved.