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Man killed in Johnston County motorcycle crash

Posted August 20

Motorcyclist killed in Johnston County

— A man was killed early Sunday in a motorcycle crash in Johnston County.

Around 1:45 a.m., officials with the State Highway Patrol responded to a fatal crash involving one motorcycle near 6458 Old Fairground Road.

Motorcyclist killed in Johnston County

According to authorities, the 2016 BMW motorcycle struck a fire hydrant and the cyclist was ejected into the woods. Officials say 37-year-old Drew Veeneman died at the scene.

According to officials, speed may have contributed to the crash, but alcohol was not involved.

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  • Patrick Gentry Aug 20, 5:39 p.m.
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    Speed being a cause doesn't rule out that a vehicle could of also sent him off the road and into the hydrant.

    Just means that the preliminary evidence suggests they were going above a safe and prudent speed for the road conditions, possibly in excess of the posted limit.

    Most fatal accidents speeding a factor that lead to it being fatal.

  • Tim Orr Aug 20, 4:07 p.m.
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    So...why would officials 'assume' speed may be involved, but not someone in a car?