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Two Wilson men killed in moped crash

Posted October 7, 2015
Updated October 8, 2015

— The N.C. Highway Patrol says two men from Wilson were killed while riding a moped when they were struck from behind on U.S. Highway 264 in Greene County on Wednesday.

The moped was headed east when it was struck by a sport utility vehicle, knocking the driver and the passenger off the moped.

The patrol said a second SUV hit the moped passenger.

The moped driver, Matthew Randall, 27, and passenger, Larry Davis Jr., 31, were taken to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, where they died.

Troopers said it's not clear if charges will be filed in the crash, adding that mopeds are not permitted on limited access highways.

According to the patrol, the accident led to several other wrecks on the highway.


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  • Edward Anderson Oct 8, 2015
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    And this is exactly the reason WHY mopeds are illegal on this highway. SMH. I hate that two people had to die, but I hate even more that two innocent drivers who had the right to be on that road, were responsible for assisting in their deaths.

  • WilliamCasie Price Oct 8, 2015
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    It may not have been an accident per say and they haven't explained how they driver did not see the moped, but they were also illegally on the highway.

  • Roy Hinkley Oct 8, 2015
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    By law they aren't supposed to be able to go above 30mph.

  • Brandon Polk Oct 8, 2015
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    How fast can a moped go? Not safe if they can't go over 65mph on a highway

  • Bobby Caudle Oct 8, 2015
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    oh yea?, how about failure to reduce speed!. nothing is ever just a accident