Cyclist killed in Iredell County

Posted in Crash on June 27, 2014 by tllansdell

The victim has been identified as Kyle Eller.  Officials say Eller was struck by a pickup truck while he was riding his bike. The driver of a truck that killed an Iredell County cyclist was arrested late Tuesday evening. Robert Kyle Harkey, of Statesville, is charged with felony hit and run causing serious injury or death, according to the NC Highway Patrol. Troopers say 53-year-old Kyle Clifton Eller, of Statesville, died from his injuries. Eller was hit on Barnhill Road near Barry Oak Road. Harkey did not stop. Bond was set at $75,000.

Mark Badenhop, Get Well Soon

Posted in Crash, Injury, Prime Award on April 16, 2013 by cltvelo

April 13, 2013.

Mark Badenhop was hit by a driver that pulled a classic ‘left cross’ maneuver.  Badenhop was taken to CMC with obvious injuries.  The crash occurred on at 9:43am on Saturday morning.   Both Badenhop and the 59 year-old driver live within 5 miles of the crash scene.  This exact same crash happened last year in this exact same spot. 

The Cannonballs Cycling Team was out training and came up on the scene.  They took care of his bike and I understand that Mathew even rode in the ambulance with Badenhop.  Nice work Cannonballs!  I wish Mark a full and speedy recovery.

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Joshua Stone – Hit and Run

Posted in Bicycle Crime, Crash, Hit and Run - Help Find the Driver on March 18, 2013 by cltvelo

Saturday March 16, 2013.


Jason Orbison charged with second degree murder.

Bicyclist Joshua Stone, 31 of Indian Trail, was killed in a hit and run crash.  The crash occurred on Unionville-Indian Trail road near East Independence Blvd around 10pm.  A trail of leaking fluids led State Troopers to the  drunk driver – his truck was parked at his house about a mile away.

Second-degree murder charges have been filed against Jason Purell Orbison, 29, of Indian Trail.

Woodrow ‘Security’ Franklin Jr.

Posted in Crash, Injury on March 4, 2013 by cltvelo

March 4th, 2013

Bicyclist Woodrow ‘Security’ Franklin Jr., 47, died as a result of injuries sustained in a collision with an 18-wheeler on North Davidson St. and Jordan Place.   Jordan Pl. is the Matheson St. exit onto N. Davidson.   Check back for memorial plans.

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Hit-and-Run in Huntersville

Posted in Bicycle Crime, Crash, Hit and Run - Help Find the Driver, Injury on February 25, 2013 by cltvelo

Sunday February 24, 2013.

Huntersville police caught Gregory Beaty in less than an hour after hitting a cyclist and illegally leaving the scene.  The crime occurred at 2:30 p.m on Sunday on Highway 73 near Hubbard Road.



The cyclist has obvious injuries including broken bones.  Beaty has previous DWIs including one last August.

Find the Driver – Likely Vehicle Damage to Front or Windshield – Brown-Grier Rd.

Posted in Crash, Hit and Run - Help Find the Driver, Injury on July 19, 2012 by cltvelo

Jenna Esperanza Woodring

Update: Jenna Woodring, 25,  has been charged with DWI, felony hit and run, and felony serious injury by a vehicle.  If you have any information about the case, please call CMPD detectives at 704-432-2169.

An unnamed, 50-year-old bicyclist has life-threatening injuries from a 6am collision on Brown-Grier Rd.  This is right between Steele Creek Rd. and Sandy Porter Rd. near Kennedy Middle School.  The driver fled the scene.

I wish the bicyclist a full recovery.

Bicyclist Hit on Queens and Providence

Posted in Crash, Injury on July 8, 2012 by cltvelo

July 8, 2012. 8:30AM

A bicyclist was hit at the intersection of Queens and Providence this morning.  The bicyclist was taken by ambulance to CMC.  This is the top of the Booty Loop.  I’ll get the police report and post the rest of the details.

I wish the bicyclist a full and speedy recovery.  Thanks to Pam/Hernan for the info.




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