51-year-old motorcyclist killed in Hickory crash, police say

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A deadly crash involving a motorcycle was reported Thursday in Hickory.

The wreck shut down two lanes of traffic along Highway 70 in southeast Hickory, police said.

The rider of the 2002 Harley-Davidson, Kevin Wayne Letterman, 51, of Newton, died after it collided with a 2008 Nissan near the intersection of 21st Street Drive Southeast, police said.

The 84-year-old driver of the Nissan was treated at a hospital and released.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

No charges have been filed as of Friday.

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