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Motorcyclist killed in I-40 crash in Morrisville

Posted March 8, 2016
Updated March 9, 2016

Two westbound lanes on I-40 were closed Tuesday night as authorities responded to the crash near Airport Boulevard.

— A motorcycle rider was killed Tuesday night on Interstate 40 after he crashed into the back of a pickup truck.

Luc Bell, 43, was driving westbound on I-40 around 10 p.m., according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. Bell failed to reduce his speed and ran into the back of the truck before he was ejected from his motorcycle.

Bell died at the scene.

Witnesses and evidence at the scene showed Bell was speeding at the time of the wreck.

The driver of the truck was not injured, but his vehicle was damaged.

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  • Catherine Edwards Mar 9, 2016
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    This morning on 540W I saw a motorcyclist speeding at around 90mph and driving between the lanes to pass cars. Then when he got off at 70W ramp he crossed about 3 lanes of traffic at the last second.
    That guy was out to kill himself or someone else. Wish I had gotten the license plate on that one. Makes me mad.