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Caldwell County Resident Killed In Alexander County Crash, Charges Filed

A Lenoir man was killed in a crash Monday (December 4) in Alexander County and a Catawba County man has been charged in connection to the incident. The deceased is 48-year-old Christopher Chad Goans of Lenoir.

On Monday at approximately 2:20 p.m., the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to NC 16 at Shade Tree Road. A 2016 Chevrolet Express Van traveling south on NC 16 attempted to turn left onto Shade Tree Road and turned in front of a northbound 1996 Harley Davidson motorcycle.

The driver of the Harley Davidson, Christopher Chad Goans, was ejected from the motorcycle and passed away at the scene. The driver of the Chevrolet, 62-year-old David Robert Brady, was not injured.

The initial investigation does not indicate impairment or speed to be contributing factors. Brady was charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle and failure to yield the right of way. During the on-scene investigation, the roadway was closed in the area for approximately two hours.