Charleston man dies after motorcycle wreck in Charlotte

The motorcycle (Source: Ron Lee)
The motorcycle (Source: Ron Lee)

CHARLOTTE, NC (WCSC) - A Charleston man died in Charlotte early Friday morning after police say he lost control of a speeding motorcycle.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officials said 32-year-old Donnie Claye Medley II was found dead in the parking lot of the Q-Stix pool hall on Rozzelles Ferry Road in west Charlotte just after 1 a.m.

Police said Medley was lying next to a sedan, and a 2008 Kawasaki ZX600 was stuck underneath the sedan.

Medley and his fiancée were in town visiting friends, and police said after having some drinks, Medley borrowed the motorcycle from someone else.

Police said Medley was racing up and down the road when he lost control and ran off the road, sliding about 40 yards before hitting a parked Chrysler sedan.

Officers said a group of people were standing outside the pool hall and witnessed the wreck.

Medley was not wearing a helmet, nor was he properly licensed to operate the motorcycle, police added.

This case is under investigation by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Major Crash Investigation Unit. 

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