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Johnston County man killed in Nash County motorcycle wreck

Posted July 7, 2013

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— The North Carolina State Highway Patrol says a Johnston County man riding a motorcycle on U.S. Highway 64 Business in Nash County died Sunday afternoon.

It happened around 3:30 p.m. near N.C. Highway 58 in Nashville as Gary Wayne Meek, 64, was riding a trike-style motorcycle among a group of bikers with the Johnston County American Legion.

Authorities said one of the wheels came off the cycle Meek was on and that it veered left and struck a guardrail.

Meek was thrown from the cycle and died from his injuries at Nash General Hospital in Rocky Mount.

His wife, Pamela Meek, 58, suffered minor injuries in the crash, the Highway Patrol said.

All of eastbound U.S. 64 was briefly closed near the wreck, causing congestion along the roadway.

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  • lickashot4bk Jul 9, 2013

    Extremely Sad I worked with Gary for 8 months 2 years ago and he was well loved throughout the company. My Prayers go out to his Wife as well as Daughter and Son and Grand Children.

  • Tobeme Jul 8, 2013

    So sad! My heart goes out to the family. My husband actually worked in the same company with him. Prayers to the family.

  • st5937 Jul 8, 2013

    SAD..I HOPE THE FAMILY DOES OK THRU THIS DIFFICULT TIME
    ALOT OF BIKERS ESPICIALLY IN RALLYS ARE GETTING HIT AND HAVING FREEK STUFF HAPPEN HERE LATELY

  • mcraineycrazies Jul 8, 2013

    so sad : (