Two Catawba County residents were killed in a motorcycle crash in Burke County Tuesday. According to published reports, the accident happened shortly after noon on Interstate 40 eastbound at mile marker 114. The reports identify the victims as 35-year-old Kaa Yang of Newton and 36-year-old Roger Lee of Hickory. Both men reportedly died on the scene.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol reports the men were traveling in excess of 100 miles per hour when one tapped the other, resulting in both motorcycles losing control. They reportedly crashed into each other, collided with a guardrail, flipped and then slid 100 feet. Two other people on separate motorcycles were not hurt.