Second motorcycle accident victim dies
A second person has died as a result of a Sunday evening accident involving a motorcycle and a car in western Rowan County.
And authorities have charged the car’s driver in the fatal wreck.
Cindy Stewart, 47, who was a passenger on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle driven by her husband, died Monday, the N.C. Highway Patrol reported.
Barry Stewart, the 44-year-old driver of the motorcycle, died at the scene of the wreck. The Stewarts lived at 185 Mary Esther Lane in Enochville.
The crash occurred around 6:20 p.m. Sunday at N.C. 152 and Corriher Grange Road in the Atwell community. Robert Creswell, 51, of Mooresville, attempted to turn onto Corriher Grange Road and pulled into the path of the oncoming motorcycle, according to a Highway Patrol report.
Creswell was taken to Lake Norman Regional Medical Center. He had been released from the hospital on Tuesday, N.C. Highway Patrol Trooper M.E. Heon said.
Creswell faces one count of misdemeanor death by vehicle and failure to yield the right of way, Heon said, with other charges likely. Bond was set at $10,000.
Funeral arrangements for the Stewarts had not been announced Tuesday evening.
Another motorcycle rider remains hospitalized after an accident Friday evening. Lindsey Radford, 54, of Shinnville Road, Mooresville, was listed in serious condition at Carolinas Medical Center on Tuesday. He suffered severe head injuries when his Harley-Davidson struck a car turning into a driveway on Shinn Farm Road, the N.C. Highway Patrol said.
Radford was attempting to pass the car when it turned in front of him.
He and his wife, Judy, were thrown off the motorcycle. Judy Radford was released from Carolinas Medical Center on Saturday. The driver of the car was not injured.