CHARLOTTE, NC — Police say a man was killed Tuesday morning after crashing his motorcycle in east Charlotte.
The accident happened around 10:25am on Parkton Road near Cedarbrook Drive. Investigators say Jorge Diaz, 27, was riding his 2003 Yamaha YZFR1 when he ran off the right side of the road and hit a concrete culvert ditch, which “launched” he and the motorcycle into the air for several feet.
Officers say they found Diaz unresponsive in the grassy shoulder near his motorcycle. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
Diaz was reportedly wearing a helmet, but no other safety gear. Investigators say they do believe speed was a factor in the crash.
The accident is still under investigation.
A GoFundMe account has been established to help Diaz’s family pay for funeral expenses. Click HERE for more information.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.