A motorcycle operator was killed in a collision with a pickup Monday morning in Iredell County, a couple of miles south of the Wilkes County line on N.C. 115, reported Trooper B.M. Jolly of the N.C. Highway Patrol.

Brent Martin, 56, of Harmony, operating a Harley-Davidson, died at the scene, Jolly said.

William George McLelland, 69, of Hiddenite, driving an older model Toyota pickup, attempted to turn left onto N.C. 115 from Linney’s Mill Road and collided with Martin, the trooper said.

McLelland was charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle in the wreck, which happened around 9:30 a.m.

The Wilkes-Iredell and Central fire departments assisted.

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