A Shelby man died Sunday morning after losing control of his motorcycle on Interstate 40 in McDowell County.
According to Sgt. Kevin Owens of the N.C. Highway Patrol, on Sunday around 11:25 a.m., Rocky Wayne Millwood, 57, of Shelby, was travelling east with a pack of other motorcycles near exit 75 on I-40. He lost control of his custom-made chopper and headed toward the right shoulder of the road. Millwood’s motorcycle overturned and he was ejected from the bike. He rider and motorcycle both came to rest on the shoulder of the highway.