Motorcyclist dies days after crash in northwest Charlotte


CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A man has died after crashing his motorcycle in northwest Charlotte Tuesday.

Police said 31-year-old Michael Williams was driving his Suzuki motorcycle southbound on Oakdale Road, near Dale Avenue around 4 p.m. Tuesday when he lost control on a curve and crashed into a fire hydrant.

Officers said Williams was wearing a helmet when he crashed.

He was rushed to Carolinas Medical Center but died Thursday evening.

Police said speed was a factor in the crash and that Williams did not have a motorcycle endorsement on his N.C. driver’s license.

The motorcycle was being operated with an expired inspection, expired tag, no liability insurance, and revoked registration, according to officers.

CMPD is still investigating the crash.