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Statesville Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident Friday Night

At about 11:40 Friday night (May 10), the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to a fatal collision in Catawba County on Oxford School Road near U.S. Highway 70. The deceased is 56-year-old Wesley Todd Crawford of Statesville.

The accident occurred as a 2010 Yamaha motorcycle driven by Mr. Crawford was northbound on Oxford School Road when it crossed the center line, ran off the left side of the road, and overturned.

Mr. Crawford was ejected from the motorcycle. He passed away at the scene.

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.