IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. — A motorcyclist was killed in a crash on Interstate 77 south in Iredell County early Tuesday morning, state troopers said.
North Carolina State Highway Patrol was called to a crash involving a motorcycle near mile marker 40, just south of Troutman, a little after 5 a.m. Troopers said a 2020 Yamaha MT-10 motorcycle was traveling south when the operator ran off the highway and crashed into a guardrail.
The driver, identified as 32-year-old Ricardo Allen Mathias of Mooresville, was rushed to Lake Norman Regional Medical Center but died from his injuries shortly after 6 a.m.
Troopers said the initial investigation indicates Matthias fell asleep before running off the road and crashing. No further details have been provided.
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