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Alexander County Man Killed In Wednesday Night Crash (Updated 3/21/24 at 5:53 a.m.)

A Wednesday night (March 20) crash in Alexander County resulted in a fatality. The deceased is 27-year-old Devante Milik Clark of Hiddenite.

Wednesday at approximately 8:00 p.m., the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to Kirby Lackey Road near Shew Road. A 2007 Honda motorcycle was traveling northeast on Kirby Lackey Road when the driver lost control and was struck by a 1999 Ford Expedition traveling in the opposite direction.

The driver of the motorcycle, Devante Milik Clark, was ejected from the motorcycle and passed away from his injuries at the scene. The driver of the Expedition, a Statesville resident, was not injured.

The initial investigation indicates excessive speed to be the contributing factor in the collision. During the on-scene investigation, the roadway was closed in the area for approximately two hours. No charges will be filed in this case.