Asheville Police investigating motorcycle fatality

Press release from Asheville Police:

Asheville, NC (February 23, 2023): Asheville Police Department Patrol Officers are investigating a fatal collision that occurred Wednesday afternoon that claimed the life of a motor.

Officers responded to the scene of the crash at the intersection of Patton Ave and Old Haywood Rd around 4:14 p.m. on Feb. 22. Jericho Justin Lands (03/27/1985) was operating a 1999 Honda CBR traveling westbound on Patton Avenue approaching the intersection when a 2022 Chevy Suburban traveling east on Smokey Park Highway was making a left turn onto Old Haywood Road. The motorcycle and the SUV collided in the intersection.  Lands was transported to Mission Hospital with life-threatening injuries, where later that evening, he succumbed to his injuries; next of kin was notified.

Westbound traffic on Patton Avenue at Old Haywood Road was temporarily shut down as officers worked the scene.

The collision is still being investigated. If anyone has any information about the incident, please contact APD at 828-252-1110 or send an anonymous tip by texting TIP2APD to 847411.

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