Crews in Cabarrus County respond to deadly wreck involving motorcycle

CABARRUS COUNTY, N.C. — A deadly multi-vehicle crash that killed a motorcyclist on Sunday afternoon forced crews to shut down a major highway in both directions.

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At about 3:30 p.m., a witness told Channel 9 a Ford F250 going west on Highway 24/27 toward Charlotte when it appeared to attempt a left turn onto Jim Sossamon Road.

A motorcycle that was traveling east slammed into the passenger side of the pickup truck.

The motorcyclist was ejected from the bike, which broke up into several pieces.

The driver of the truck appeared to be OK, according to the witness.

Officials with Cabarrus County confirmed it was a fatal wreck.

Channel 9 is waiting to hear back from officials with more information on this collision.

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(Watch the video below: 1 dead, another facing charges in Cabarrus County crash, deputies say)