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Motorcycle driver killed in crash

Posted December 25, 2008
Updated March 9, 2009

— The state Highway Patrol is investigating after a fatal motorcycle crash on Wake Forest Highway in Durham County.

It happened at about 3 p.m. Thursday in front of the Durham Ridge Assisted Living Center, 3420 Holloway St. As the motorcycle was heading eastbound, the driver of a Dodge Neon pulled out in front of him, troopers said.

Speed was a factor, on the part of the motorcycle driver; and inattention on the part of the car driver, also played a role in the crash, troopers said.

The driver of the motorcycle, Patrick Shae Moore, died on the scene. The 38-year-old man was from Durham.

The woman driving the car worked at the assisted living center. She was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Her name was not available.

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  • keeleywright Dec 25, 2008

    My thoughts and prayers are with the people who lost a family member and friend. My mother and sister were killed two months ago in a car accident and I know the pain all to well. Stay alert and focused while driving...it can take one split second.