STATESVILLE – On Saturday, June 24, at approximately 9:00 p.m., the NC State Highway Patrol responded to and investigated a fatal collision in Iredell County on Buffalo Shoals Road near Old Mountain Road. A 2007 Infiniti G35 was traveling east on Buffalo Shoals Road, attempted to turn left into a gas station, and turned in front of a westbound 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle.
The driver of the Harley Davidson, Chad Jeremy Hart, 48, of Statesville, was transported by EMS to Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, where he succumbed to his injuries early this morning. He was ejected from the motorcycle.
The driver of the Infiniti, George Lee, 28, of Claremont, was not injured.
The initial investigation does indicate impairment to be a contributing factor. Lee was arrested and charged with driving while impaired. He received a $15,000 secured bond. Additional charges are pending upon completion of the ongoing investigation and consultation with the Iredell County District Attorney’s Office. During the on-scene investigation, the roadway was closed in the area for approximately one hour.