Chapel Hill Motorcyclist Killed in Crash
Posted September 5, 2007
Chapel Hill, N.C. — A Chapel Hill woman died Wednesday afternoon when her motorcycle hit a car on N.C. Highway 54 near Parkridge Road, police said.
The driver of the motorcycle, Giuseppina Maria Finazzo, 22, of Chapel Hill, was traveling east on N.C. 54 at about 3 p.m. when she lost control of the it, police said.
The motorcycle crossed the center line and crashed head-on into a westbound 2005 Honda Accord driven by Jasmine Schwartz, 37, of Durham.
Finazzo was pronounced dead at the scene. Several people stopped and attempted to provide medical assistance.
Finazzo was wearing a helmet, according to investigators. Schwartz was not injured.
No charges had been filed. The accident slowed traffic on N.C. 54 for more than two hours.