Hickory Grove Division - Fatality in the 10700 block of Parkton Road


Tuesday, May 28, 2019

On Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 10:25 a.m., Officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Hickory Grove Division responded to the 10725 block of Parkton Road in reference to a motorcycle crash. Upon arrival, officers located a 2003 Yamaha YZFR1 on the right shoulder of the road and the rider a few feet away from the motorcycle. The rider was unresponsive, officers began CPR until Medic arrived on the scene. One person was pronounced deceased on scene.

Detectives with the Major Crash Investigation Unit and Crime Scene Search responded to conduct the investigation. The roadway evidence shows the motorcyclist ran off the road to the right and traveled on the grass shoulder for several feet and struck a concrete culvert ditch, which launched the motorcycle and the rider into the air for several feet. The rider and the motorcycle landed in the grassy shoulder.

The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet, but no other safety gear.

Speed appears to be a factor in this case. It is not known if alcohol is a factor.

This crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (704) 334-1600 or Detective S. Williams at (704) 432-21696. 

Report number: 20190528102500


  • Vehicle Information: 2003 Yamaha YZFR1
  • Driver Information: Jorge Diaz, DOB: 11/08/1991
  • Status: Deceased