One dead in motorcycle accident in Iredell County

- State troopers and Iredell County EMS responded to a fatal, single-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle on I-40 near Old Mountain Road around 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.

State troopers out of Iredell County say the motorcyclist, 63-year-old James Lloyd Carnes of Pickens, S.C., was driving in the left lane on the interstate when he went off the road to the left and hit the guardrail.

They say he was then ejected from the motorcycle, landed onto the ground and died as a result.

Witnesses said he was driving fine until his movements became wobbly. Troopers believe a medical condition may have caused the crash.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident.


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