Motorcyclist crashes, dies after popping a wheelie on Glenwood Avenue

May 3, 2019

A motorcyclist was killed following a crash Thursday afternoon in Raleigh.

Authorities said a motorcycle driven by Blake Kristopher Tercero, 29, was traveling at a high rate of speed on Glenwood Avenue when it side-swiped a car in the center lane after popping a wheelie.

The motorcycle then ran off the road and struck a tree, according to a wreck report.

Tercero, a former Fort Bragg soldier, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said the driver of the second vehicle was not injured.