CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte-Mecklenburg police were investigating a crash that took the life a motorcyclist Wednesday night in northeast Charlotte.
Police were called to the crash in the 6900 block of Highland Creek Parkway around 8 p.m.
According to police, the motorcyclist –- identified as 38-year-old Jamie Allen Szot -- was traveling at a high rate of speed when he ran off the roadway and struck a tree.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officers said they believe speed and alcohol were contributing factors in the crash.
Anyone with information about the wreck is asked to contact CMPD at 704-432-2169 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.