Motorcyclist dies in I-40 wreck
Posted September 19, 2011
Updated September 20, 2011
Garner, N.C. — A motorcyclist who had gotten off his bike to retrieve a fallen bag on Interstate 40 was struck and killed by a car Monday evening, state troopers said.
A bag fell off a motorcycle driven by Robert Fruitt, 35, of Clayton, and he stopped to pick it up from I-40 East, near Jones Sausage Road, around 8:30 p.m., Trooper B.A. Thompson said.
As he stepped into the interstate, Fruitt was struck by a Honda Pilot, going between 60 and 65 mph, troopers said. He died at the scene.
The Honda driver was not injured. Troopers said she will not face any charges.