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Clayton Man Killed in Motorcycle Wreck

Posted May 31, 2007

— A Clayton man was killed Wednesday in a motorcycle accident in eastern Wake County, police said.

Christopher Caleb Eargle, 21, was westbound on Wendell Boulevard west of Rolesville Road when he lost control of his motorcycle and went into a ditch on the right side of the road, police said.

Eargle was taken to WakeMed, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Police said it appeared the motorcycle was traveling at a high speed when the wreck occurred.


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  • svaraj38758 Jun 1, 2007

    Even if it was due to recklessness, all people are prone to have bad judgement at times. We all have likely had similar experiences in our youth. Most learn from our mistakes; others do not get the second chance. You apparently have a young man who despite a desire to speed excessively, was a public servant and he should be admired and honored for that. My prayers are with the family in a most certain time of trial.

  • smile4me May 31, 2007

    I'm so sorry to his family and all his fellow brothers at Cleveland Fire dept.. He will be missed.

  • chrysb May 31, 2007

    My heart goes out to you Caleb. Clayton EMS will truely miss you.

  • fl2nc2ca2md2nc May 31, 2007

    God bless him and his family.

  • Nibor May 31, 2007

    Thoughts and Prayers to the family. I can't even imagine how much pain everybody who knew him personally are going through. Firemen are people who hold such a noble profession. They are willing to give it all for us.

    God bless all Firefighters

    God bless all Policemen

  • carolinafire May 31, 2007

    I responded to the accident Wed. afternoon. I did not find out that he was a fellow firefighter until later that evening when we answered another call with the EMS crew that took him in. In this day and time it is difficult to find people with a genuine concern for their fellow man, that is what makes this even more tragic. Motorcyclists and Firefighters have one thing in common...We like to live on the edge. And there is another thing this young man has in common with other young accident victims....He didn't think it would happen to him. So to everyone out there.....living on the edge is exciting...except to the ones we leave behind. My prayers will be with his family.

  • donewithecu May 31, 2007

    I don't feel for any motorcycle rider who loses their life for something to irresponsible. The one's who are responsible and lose there life, I do feel sorry for because someone killed them. This reminds me of the close call I had north of Richmond, the "Crotch Rocket" style motorcycle that was behind tailgaiting worse than most automobiles. For any reason I had to hit my breaks even tapping them to slow down a few miles per hour, this guy would have done a nose dive into my rear window. To the guys who are irresponsible don't be!

  • basshnd May 31, 2007

    To the Eargle family: this is Sonya & Tonya's mom..We are so sorry to hear about this. It is hard to believe. Losing a family member is so hard, but God will help you through this. You are in our thoughts and prayers...we love you all..

  • Just Mojo May 31, 2007

    i too am a rider (between bikes right now) it always saddens me to hear of a brother rider losing their life. i have had 2 wrecks and was fortunate to walk away with a few broken bones. this reminds us to be vigilant and slow down a bit. it's sad that wral didnt mention he was a firefighter.

  • Harley Girl May 31, 2007

    my thoughts and prayers go out to the family--i pray every time for a save return we we go out for rides.