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Motorcyclist killed in south Charlotte crash, police say

A motorcyclist was killed in a crash on Friday evening after colliding with another vehicle.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is investigating a deadly motorcycle crash in south Charlotte that occurred near SouthPark Mall on Friday night.

Police say a Suzuki motorcycle and another vehicle, a 2002 Subaru, collided along Sharon Road near the intersection with Sharon View Road shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20. When officials arrived at the scene, they found the motorcyclist unresponsive in the roadway. 

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Medic and Charlotte Fire pronounced the motorcyclist dead due to injuries from the crash. The motorcyclist has been identified as 35-year-old Anthony Maerten.

The initial investigation indicates that the Subaru was making a left turn onto Sharon View Road as the motorcycle was coming from the opposite way on Sharon Road. The Subaru turned left, while the motorcycle tried to brake, but fell on its side and slid into the Subaru's passenger door. 

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Mr. Maerten was wearing a helmet and had a valid motorcycle license.

Toxicology results are pending for Mr. Maerten. The driver of the Subaru was not impaired or speeding.  

This is an ongoing investigation. Police are asking any witnesses to call 704432-2169 or contact Crime Stoppers.

WCNC Charlotte will update this article should additional details be provided by CMPD.


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