1 killed in motorcycle crash, fall from overpass

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1 killed in motorcycle crash, fall from overpass

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on October 6, 2013 at 5:29 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 7 at 2:39 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Authorities are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that left one person dead.

The crash happened Sunday shortly after 4 p.m. on I-77.  Officials tell NBC Charlotte two motorcycles were traveling over the I-77 bridge when both crashed.

Highway Patrol tells NBC Charlotte, the male and female drivers were engaged to be married. The motorcycles swiped one another causing both bikes to crash on the I-77 bridge. 

The male driver, Nick Prianos, 47, fell from the bridge and onto I-85 southbound below. Trooper Jeff Nash said drivers on I-85 who witnessed the fall, stopped their cars and attemted to perform CPR.

Prianos was pronouned dead on the scene.

Medic transported his fiance, Jennifer Hendrix, to CMC Main. Officials say they expect her to fully recover.

Trooper Nash says the crash remains under investigation, and witnesses are still being interviewed about the moments leading up to the crash.


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