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Crash kills motorcyclist near SouthPark

A section of Sharon Road near SouthPark Mall was closed for several hours Friday as police investigated a wreck that killed a 58-year-old motorcyclist.

The wreck happened in the 3700 block of Sharon road, between Sharon Lane and Colony Road.Around 2:45 p.m., Neil George Johnson was driving a 2009 Harley-Davidson motorcycle south along Sharon Road when he lost control, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.

The motorcycle crossed a concrete median and traveled into oncoming traffic. Police said the motorcycle made “minor contact” with a Buick Skylark and then slammed head-on with an Acura SUV.

Johnson was taken to an area hospital, where he died. The drivers of the other vehicles – a 75-year-old woman and a 58-year-old woman – were not injured.

Police are still investigating the crash.

Anyone with information about the wreck is asked to call police at 704-432-2169.