Police: 22-Year-Old Motorcyclist Dies In Gastonia Crash

GASTONIA, N.C. — A 22-year-old Dallas man has died after a two-vehicle crash Tuesday evening in Gastonia.

Officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to North New Hope Road at Auten Road around 7:15 p.m. for the report of a serious collision involving a motorcycle and a passenger vehicle.

Through an initial investigation, officials determined that a Yamaha YZF-R6 motorcycle, driven by 22-year-old Bryan Alexander Del Gado, was traveling northbound on North New Hope Road approaching Auten Road. At the same time, a Honda CRV was traveling southbound on North New Hope Road attempting to turn left onto Auten Road.

Investigators say the Yamaha motorcycle and the CRV, driven by 74-year-old Lynn Rothrock, collided at the intersection.

Del Gado was transported to a local hospital where he died due to his injuries, officials said. Rothrock was not injured in the collision.

The collision remains under investigation.

Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed this collision to contact investigators at 704-842-5166.