Catawba County, NC (February 25, 2021) – A man from Newton was charged after a crash that left a motorcyclist dead in Catawba County. The crash took place on North Carolina Highway 16 near Mount Olive Church Road at 6:15 p.m.
According to authorities, 65-year-old Timothy Jay Roberts was driving a 2004 Ford pickup southbound on N.C. 16. Roberts attempted to make a left turn onto Mount Olive Church Road but failed to yield the right of way to a motorcycle driven by Troy Michael Faust, 26, of Conover. Faust suffered critical injuries and died at the crash scene. Roberts fled the scene after the accident but was later located and arrested by authorities.
There is no further information available at this time.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in North Carolina
According to statistics published by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there were 3,566 motorcycle accidents in North Carolina in 2018. Out of this number, 2,806 injuries and 176 fatalities were reported. A motorcycle accident in North Carolina can cause very serious injuries and even death. Motorcycle crashes happen very suddenly and, in many cases, are unavoidable. Drivers should always be aware of the need to share the road with motorcycles and should drive in a safe and cautious manner in order to reduce the risk of a catastrophic accident. Many North Carolina motorcycle accidents occur when drivers fail to see or fail to yield to motorcyclists.
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