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Fuquay-Varina man, 25, dies in motorcycle crash

Posted June 14, 2010
Updated June 15, 2010

— A 25-year-old Fuquay-Varina man died in a crash Monday after his motorcycle hit a car head-on, according to troopers.

Matthew Reese Moore crashed at about 7 p.m. on Holly Springs New Hill Road in Wake County, troopers said.

It was unclear if the driver of the vehicle was injured. The person's name was not released, and no other information was available.


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  • policesgt208 Jun 17, 2010

    I just want you all to know that this young man has a 5year old son. I am very close to the little guy and to think now this little boy has to grow up and not have his father in in life. Well it has just broke my heart. It doesn't matter how it happened this youg man is gone. You know people act really stupid in cars too. Why is everyone jumping on his case because he loved to ride motorcycles? Leave him alone, he's not here to defend himself. Just pray for the family. N***, your daddy loves you and don't you ever forget.

  • MikeS Jun 16, 2010

    My close calls usually came from my own carelessness or speeding. I did have a few close calls due to other drivers, but as a cyclist, you have to ride like you're carrying the football. I've even had someone chase me in a truck for no reason. None of this matters, this young man lost his life. Hopefully it will promote motorcycle safety and awareness for a while. Again, prayers go out to his family.

  • logicalthinking Jun 16, 2010

    I actually live just down the road on Tingen and I have been riding since I was a kid and still do. I agree with many that there are people who disregard safety and ride way over their limit. The road is great with a lot of blind corners. I love taking a ride back there. You would not believe how many time I see people talking on their cell phones and constantly crossing the yellow line. But I guess its always motorcyclist' fault? before we get more evidence, let's just learn from all of this accidents because outside of mechanical failure, EVERY accident is operator error. Be it the bikers or the drivers, someone is not paying attention on the road. I have had car merged onto me when I am in the middle of the lane minding my business riding speed limit too.

  • Rebelyell Jun 16, 2010

    Lots of folks jumping through their conclusions on this one. All comments are taken with a grain of salt. Law enforcement did not announce that the motorcycle was at fault, why does anyone assume the car did not cross the line? I live in this area, cars and trucks go over the center of the road constantly. Someone needs to do something about drivers that go over the line.

  • courtneyluvsu Jun 15, 2010

    To Tina1. I know there are many riders that do drive dangerously but everyone of them are LOVED by someone. I knew Matt and he wasn't a bad person. Yes he made a mistake, a very tragic 1. I am a close friend of his family, and well I knew him as well. He wasn't out to hurt anyone, not even himself. If it did happen like you say, then he was out having fun. Men do that. They do speed, but many others do also. I am pretty sure if he thought something was going to happen like that, he would have never done it.
    To his Family and friends. I love you all so much. I am praying for you day and night. I can't believe he is gone. This indeed is a very sad tragedy. I know there is nothing I can say to help. But God is doing my part by helping you all get through this hard time. I pray that God will be with you all through good times and in this case sad times. I miss you guys a lot. I am so sorry for what has happened. And Speeding or not, no one deserves this. May God be with you all. Courtney

  • HillBilly Jun 15, 2010

    Love my bike and love to ride. I'm 56 and smart enough to ride as though my life depended on it. I still can pucker up on some curves on highways I have not riden on before. A lot of youth do not yet understand you will not live forever. Those parents who purchase their 16 year olds Mustang GT's are not using good judgement either. The responsibility is on everyone.

  • frosty Jun 15, 2010


    Hopefully. those drag pipe you want are not loud as to many aftermarket Harley pipes are.

    Riding a motorcycle is dangerous enough without actually making people "want" to kill you.

  • Just the facts mam Jun 15, 2010

    I do not ride my motorcycle much even though I love to ride it - too dangerous. I feel sorry for this gentlemans family. I am sure he loved riding his motorcycle so I hope they take some comfort someway in this. Not too many people go out doing something they love.

  • pulstar40 Jun 15, 2010

    My sympathy to both families. A poor decision led to the biker's death, and I'm sure the driver of the car will live with this forever...as well as the other biker who survived.

  • smokiejoe Jun 15, 2010

    I like all of your comments on this terrible accident.But, keep in mind that 85% of all motorcycle accidents are the bikers fault for one reason or another.I've been rideing since I was
    10 I'm now 55 I've rode everything from dirt bikes to sport bikes to cruisers which I'm curently enjoy.Exprereance can tell
    you don't be afraid to ride there is nothing like it.Do respect
    the bike for yes it can KILL you.I've wrecked more than my share
    and each time it has been my fault because I was being stupid.
    By going to fast and taking chances.I feel for the family of this guy and my prayers are for you to find comfort.However keep in mind,that the motorcycle is only as safe as the nut that's on it.
    love to ride