Man killed after falling off motorcycle, hit by truck

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CLEVELAND COUNTY, N.C. —

A man was killed Thursday morning when he crashed into a pickup truck and was then run over by a tractor-trailer.

The accident happened just before 5:40 a.m. in Shelby.

David Sanchez Brown, 21, of Shelby was heading north on College Avenue riding a late-model Suzuki motorcycle Thursday morning.  Driving on Burke Road, a pickup truck turned left and crossed in front of him.

Brown hit the right rear quarter panel of the truck and crashed.

The driver of the pickup truck, Marvin Hamrick, and a bystander ran into the street to stop a tractor-trailer from hitting Brown. The tractor-trailer was not able to stop and ran over Brown as he was getting up.

Brown died instantly. 

Troopers said the tractor-trailer driver did not see Brown because it was still dark outside. Brown was also wearing dark clothing, and his motorcycle was black.

Hamrick was charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle.

Brown was enrolled at Johnson C Smith University, but was not a current student, officials said.