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Motorcyclist killed in Raleigh crash

Posted March 10, 2013

— Raleigh police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that happened early Sunday.

Authorities said the wreck happened after 1 a.m. near Tryon Road and The Arts Drive when William Micheal McGinley, 61, or Garner ran off the road and lost control of his bike.

Investigators were still investigating the wreck Sunday morning but said that it did not appear alcohol was involved.

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  • wallywhammy Mar 11, 4:40 p.m.

    Sorry to hear a fellow rider has passed. God bless.

  • 68_dodge_polara Mar 11, 4:22 p.m.

    "How many more stories like this has to be reported before people realize that motorcycles are just death scooters?"

    So? They're not much worse than what are being past off as some cars today. Your choice, your life style.

  • streetglide Mar 11, 11:12 a.m.

    God bless this rider and his family!

  • Paul M Mar 11, 9:19 a.m.

    R.I.P Brother

  • JustAnotherPointofView Mar 11, 9:15 a.m.

    Ctkane, that's not true. There are many factors that have to be looked at for this. Check like a pilot does a pre-flight check, a biker has to do pre-ride check. Are you feeling physically and mentally capable of riding at that moment? Did he check his gear? Did you do a pre-check on your bike (TCLOCS) A reasonable rider knows when they can ride. Riding isn't for everybody.

  • pause to consider Mar 11, 8:59 a.m.

    We all make choices. please don't assume your choice is good for me. Not a great day/time to ride a bike, though, lots of 'bad' drivers out late on a Sat. night. Condolences to the families.

  • ctkane Mar 11, 8:13 a.m.

    How many more stories like this has to be reported before people realize that motorcycles are just death scooters?