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Motorcyclist dies in Durham crash

Posted October 21, 2012

— A motorcyclist who rear-ended a Jeep on Highway 55 in Durham Sunday morning died as a result of his injuries, police said.

Rodney Watson, of Hillsborough, was traveling north on the highway around 12:20 a.m. when he hit the Jeep, also heading north, and was ejected.

No other information was released.


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  • Jakester8035 Oct 23, 2012

    "And it's actually a Hipaa violation for them to tell you anything about an accident."

    where did you get this part of a officers job is to report on the facts of a collision

  • bdedkm1994 Oct 22, 2012

    NO, the jeep DID NOT pull out n front of him. She didn't c him. It was n the straight away at the old Chinese Rest & Burger King(on right)coming from Bralies. He did have a faint pulse seconds after, so he wasn't dead on impact but shortly after.I know that for a fact. It was terrible its a vision some of us will never forget. But, please try to refrain from speculation & respect him & his family. Although, he didn't make the best decisions that night HE still has family & friends who r badly grieving. He was a great guy who was always happy, kind, caring & giving. This family has gone thru a lot n the past year & our prayers & hearts need to go out to them & esp his mom, sister & Victoria (his princess) LOVE U & U WILL B MISSED RODNEY.

  • Singlemalt Oct 22, 2012

    Such a tragic, yet avoidable loss to this good family. RIP Rodney.

  • ladyofthehouse Oct 22, 2012

    Another tragedy for the Watson family so soon after the murder of his uncle Donnie Watson. Please respect the family and be kind in your remarks. Our prayers for the family and friends of Rodney.

  • sssh.. whisper Oct 22, 2012

    witnesses estimate that the driver of the motorcycle was extremely drunk and driving at speeds of over 100mph so even if someone pulled out in front of him... he had no chance of stopping.

  • bahamamama Oct 22, 2012

    Actually friendlyman, the jeep did pull out in front of him and he was unable to stop. He hit the back of the jeep and flew over it dead on impact. And it's actually a Hipaa violation for them to tell you anything about an accident.

  • friendlyman Oct 22, 2012

    crand2003, he was actually quite drunk, I spoke with the motorcycle officers that responded to the accident.

  • kdnole Oct 22, 2012

    From one biker to another RIP brother.

  • feelin41 Oct 22, 2012

    Rodney, you will be missed by many! Prayers to the Watson family!

  • crand2003 Oct 22, 2012

    I am very sure the jeep pulled out in front of him and he was unable to stop.