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Marine enlistee dies in motorcycle wreck

Posted May 29, 2008

— A 19-year-old man who recently enlisted in the Marine Corps died after motorcycle wreck on Wednesday night, police said.

Detectives said Cameron Clark, of Roanoke Rapids, tried to perform a burn out in the parking lot of the Forest Hills Shopping Center shortly after 9 p.m.

Clark lost control of his motorcycle and was thrown from it, police detective Sgt. Adam Bondarek said.

Clark was airlifted to Pitt Memorial, where he died.

Bondarek said Clark had enlisted with the Marines and was preparing for boot camp.


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  • paytondoyle Jun 3, 2008

    Cameron was not leaving for Basic Training. Cameron had been in the fleet for months now. I had the joy of knowing him in highschool and the honor of serving with him in the Marine Corps and being stationed with him. The world lost an amazing person and the Marine Corps lost an even better marine.

  • ss131738 May 30, 2008

    I knew this young man personally. He was one of my daughter's best friends, and also my daughter's boyfriend best friend.I had the privilege of spending time with Cameron. He loved life and always had a smile on his face. His loving,enthusiastic spirit was contagious. He leaves all that knew him a huge void,but he will live on as we relive the wonderful memories that he has left behind.He touched many lives. Our heart-felt prayers are with his family and countless friends.

  • pwilliamson53 May 29, 2008

    It's an example to many that rides and tries to do stunts.. Sad to say it like that, but if it saves one life it's worth it. Little stunts like burn outs can go horrible wrong quick and it's a chance you take when you do it. Stop, think and act accordingly to safety. Don't let a stunt take you away from your family and friends. To the family & friends of this yound man, our prayers go out to you. To the family and friends, may your son's accident not be in vain, but as a serious warning to those that ride. Even the most experienced rides will tell you, riding alone is dangerous because motorist don't respect or see most bike riders. But doing stunts on something so power is an accident or injury waiting to happen. Sometimes in the face results will prove to be a positive impact on someone. Go Rest In Peace young man.

  • mommy2just1 May 29, 2008

    I was so sorry to hear about this earlier this morning. All I have heard is wonderful things about this young man. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends (of which I heard he had many).

    I can't imagine what it must be like for his parents. It breaks my heart to pieces. May you find peace in knowing your son was loved by so many. God Bless!

  • islandgirl May 29, 2008

    I have a friend who rides and does stunts and burn outs etc, on his bike, and to be honest some of the stunts he does scares the mess out of me... I tell him all the time, stop doing that, thats too dangerous, you need to slow down.... In result to the horse playing on something so powerful like a Bike its really dangerous... Im scared one day something bad might happen to him, he may get hurt or die behind doing stunts.... I pray that day never comes..... My prayers go out to the family and friends of this young man.... May god be with you all

  • pantheelsfan May 29, 2008

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time of loss. May you RIP... This was so sad to hear such a terrible loss for this young man... He was a special friend to my son.. He will be greatly missed.

  • mrh2008 May 29, 2008

    you will be missed buddy...my sis and kyle will be there for your family tomorrow night..rip man

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  • prayin4tr May 29, 2008

    My prayers are with the family at this difficult time.