CHARLOTTE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say impairment and speed are possible factors in a fatal Carowinds Boulevard motorcycle crash Wednesday night.

The crash happened on the 14300 block of Carowinds Boulevard near Choate Circle.

Authorities responded to the wreck on Sept. 13, 2023, around 8:13 p.m., and say 50-year-old Jean Kelly Allen Jr. died in the wreck. Allen drove a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle that collided with a 1998 Honda Accord with heavy driver’s side damage.

MEDIC responded to the scene and took Allen Jr. to Atrium Health Main with life-threatening injuries. Officials say Allen Jr. died at the medical center.

During a preliminary investigation, authorities concluded that Allen Jr. was driving northwest on Carowinds Boulevard when he hit the driver’s side of the Honda. The collision separated Allen Jr. from the motorcycle.

Authorities attributed the motorcycle driver’s impairment and speed as possible factors in the crash. Allen Jr. was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Toxicology results are pending.

The driver of the Honda sustained minor injuries in the crash and got treatment at Atrium Health Steele Creek.

Detectives with the Major Crash Investigation Unit, CMPD Motor Unit, DWI Task Force, and Crime Scene Search participated in the investigation.