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A 56-year-old Harmony man died Monday morning after a pickup truck pulled into the path of his motorcycle on Wilkesboro Highway at Linney’s Mill Road.

Brent Martin was pronounced dead at the scene, said Trooper Brandon Jolly of the N.C. Highway Patrol.

The driver of the pickup, William McLelland of Hiddenite, is facing charges of misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and failure to yield right-of-way, Jolly said.

He said the crash occurred when McLelland, operating a Toyota pickup truck, attempted to turn left from Linney’s Mill Road onto Wilkesboro Highway, and pulled into the path of Martin’s southbound motorcycle.

McLelland was transported to the hospital via Iredell EMS and was treated and released, Jolly said.

Central and Wilkes-Iredell fire departments, North Iredell Rescue and EMS responded to the call.

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