A Marshville man died following a motorcycle accident on Soco Mountain near the Rough Branch Road intersection on Wednesday, Aug. 12. The initial report came into the EBCI Public Safety Communication Center at 7:07pm.
According to the investigating officer, this was a one-vehicle accident involving a 2012 Harley Davidson FLHX motorcycle. The driver, identified as Roderick Buron McKenzie, 45, was alone and had died at the scene.
The motorcycle was traveling US19 in the southbound lane when he lost control and struck the side of the roadway. It was determined that speed was a factor in causing this accident, going too fast for the curvy, mountainous roadway.
Cherokee Indian Police Department will be investigating the toxicology evidence for further investigation of cause for the accident.
– EBCI Public Safety