Motorcyclist dies in I-485 wreck

08/07/2014 7:01 AM

08/07/2014 7:02 AM

A Charlotte man died when his and another motorcycle struck the rear of a passenger vehicle while traveling on Interstate 485 Inner Loop in Charlotte late Wednesday, authorities said.

Motorcyclist Yoeun Yut, 30, died in the wreck, and a passenger in the vehicle was injured, the State Highway Patrol said.

Police said speed appears to have been a factor.

The wreck happened at 11 p.m., shutting the highway near Steele Creek Road (Exit 4) until 3:15 a.m.

Joe Marusak, Associated Press

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