Salisbury police: Motorcyclist dies after hitting downed power lines from earlier crash

SALISBURY, N.C. — A motorcyclist died after they hit power lines knocked into the roadway by another car, according to the Salisbury Police Department.

Police said just before 4 a.m. Sunday, a car hit a power pole on South Main Street near Red Acres Road outside of downtown Salisbury. The car was the only vehicle involved in that crash and the person driving was not taken to the hospital, officers said.

Salisbury police said because of the crash, wires from the power pole were lying across South Main Street.

Officers said only a couple of minutes later, a motorcyclist was driving north on South Main Street. As they came through the area, they ran into the wires in the road. They died from their injuries, police said.

The identity of the motorcyclist was not made immediately available.

South Main Street reopened at about 7:05 a.m. Sunday.

By Channel 9′s count, this is the fourth crash in our area within 12 hours that involved a motorcycle. All four crashes were deadly.

One person died on Interstate 485 in southwest Charlotte Saturday evening in a crash involving a motorcycle, according to paramedics.

Then, just before 1 a.m. Sunday, a motorcyclist died in a crash on Highway 321 near the Bowling Green community in York County, troopers said.

Less than half an hour later, a motorcyclist died when he hit a car pulling out of a private driveway on Highway 521 in Lancaster County.

This is a developing story. Check back with wsoctv.com for updates.

(WATCH BELOW: 1 dead in motorcycle crash on I-485 in southwest Charlotte, MEDIC says)