Charlotte Motorcyclist’s Body Found After High-Speed Crash

Posted on Jul 29, 2011
After his family filed a missing persons report, authorities discovered the body of a North Carolina motorcycle rider in Catawba County among the wreckage of his vehicle.

According to local news sources, 26-year-old Nathan Brittain, of Connelly Springs left his friend’s home outside of Charlotte but never returned home. When his worried relatives alerted the Catawba County Sheriff's Office that he was missing, a detective investigated his likely route and discovered the young man had been involved in a fatal motorcycle crash.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol detective noticed debris at the intersection of Heavener Road and Highway 10 and searched the area. He soon found the man’s body along with pieces of the man’s motorcycle. An initial investigation has found that Brittain was likely speeding far beyond the posted speed limit and could have been traveling as fast as 100 miles per hour when he lost control of his bike. Pieces of his vehicle were found in a nearby tree.

The crash site and the body were likely not discovered until the next day because the accident scene was obscured by an embankment at the T intersection. Police believe that the accident took place on Sunday evening, though the body was not found until Monday afternoon.

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