Man dies in motorcycle crash
Jerry Melton Jones, 76, of Honeysuckle Drive in Rutherfordton, died Thursday as the result of a motorcycle crash on Maple Creek Road in Rutherfordton.
Jones was operating a 1995 Harley motorcycle when a person driving a 1985 Chevrolet pick-up truck that was traveling west crossed the center line and collided with the motorcycle, said Trooper Marty McSwain of the North Carolina Highway Patrol. The name of the truck driver has not been released. Jones was en route to his home when he was struck. He died at the scene. The NCHP and Rutherfordton firefighters responded to the 4:42 p.m. collision.