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Clayton woman dies in Randolph motorcycle wreck

Posted June 29, 2009

— State troopers said that a 38-year-old Clayton woman riding a motorcycle died in a single-vehicle wreck on Caraway Mountain Road, west of Asheboro, Sunday.

Lori Beth Key was driving north around 11 a.m. when her motorcycle went off the right shoulder of the road.

Key was ejected from the bike and died of her injuries, troopers said.


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  • angora2 Jun 29, 2009

    68 polara, you need to check what you post. "Moserotti?" Haha!!!!! How about "Maserati?"

  • ReallyBigYawn Jun 29, 2009

    I ride everyday and yes everyone should look out for motorcycles but as a rider I believe in taking most of the responsibility. Sadly I find that I pay much more attention to other vehicles and road conditions when riding the bike. I should pay as much attention when driving my truck or van.
    I'm sure she knew of the risk when riding. So many more things that can go wrong on a bike. Most can be avoided with watching speed and controling as much as possible the environment/traffic around you.

  • GWALLY Jun 29, 2009

    "cars never see them" ....an absolutely correct statement!!!

    However the DRIVERS in the cars have eyes and ears and should be aware of their surroundings at all times, and pre occupied with cell phones, texting, reading emails, news papers, hambergers, coffee, makeup, etc. etc. etc. etc....!!!!

  • vizbiz Jun 29, 2009

    I knew this young lady. She was an amazing mother and wife. She will be missed by many. Our hearts and prayers go out to the family. God Bless you!

  • jockeyshiftspringer Jun 29, 2009

    Prayers to the family and friends. RIP

    landshark said: "But this is an activity that is right at the top of the risk level." How do you figure that? I've been riding 25 years and never had any problems. It's no more dangerous than walking or riding in a car. You control the machine and you have to ride being aware of your surroundings at all times. It's a lot less dangerous than riding in a car where you talk on the cellphone, text message, put on makeup, read the paper, eat, and think your invincible.

    co said: "cars never see them"
    no it's not the cars, it's the drivers of the cars lack of attention. Their world is the only one that exist.

  • 68_polara Jun 29, 2009

    When I found a wonderful person and became engaged I also found a a reason to live. I put the bike up on craigs list but after taking pictures of it, to add to the posting, I took the add down just couldn't handle not being able to ride again. I just don't see the fun if life if we're were to cut out fun activities such as ATV's, demolitions, boating. Everything has it's risks. Besides soon we won't be that much worse off in our Obama mobiles.

  • concerncitizen Jun 29, 2009

    68_polara, no I can't! But this is an activity that is right at the top of the risk level. It appears this lady had so much to live for, why take that level of risk? I have friends and family that ride. To me that level of risk is not worth it!

  • crustyhalo Jun 29, 2009

    How terrible...my heart goes to the family

  • 68_polara Jun 29, 2009

    "I sometimes wonder why people ride motorcycles"

    There is nothing like it.

    Can anyone name a fun activity that doesn't involve any risk of bodily injury. Plus 46 MPG and acceleration that only can be matched by a moserotti.

  • Blue Shirt Jun 29, 2009

    I sometimes wonder why people ride motorcycles knowing there is no protection and cars never see them and so many die; it is sad and this lady will be missed by friends and loved ones.