1 dead, 1 seriously injured after motorcycle crash in Johnston County

April 6, 2019

A person died and another was hospitalized after a motorcycle collided nearly head-on with a work van Friday night in Johnston County, authorities said.

Both people riding the motorcycle were ejected in the crash.

The driver on the motorcycle died, and the passenger was hospitalized with serious injuries.

The crash happened at the intersection of Lake Wendell Road and Medlin Road around 8 p.m.

Highway Patrol troopers said they believe that the motorcycle was passing another vehicle at the time and that speed may have been a factor.