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One killed in Kenly motorcycle wreck

Posted January 4, 2015

A 51-year-old man was killed Sunday afternoon after the motorcycle he was riding crashed on Tedder Road near Kenly. (John Payne/WRAL Contributor)
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— A 51-year-old man was killed Sunday afternoon after the motorcycle he was riding crashed on Tedder Road near Kenly.

Tony Helms, of 1185 Tedder Rd., was test riding a motorcycle he was repairing for a friend when he lost control on a curve, ran off the road to the right, struck a ditch and overturned several times, the N.C. State Highway Patrol said.

Helms, who was not wearing a helmet, was thrown from the bike. He was pronounced dead at the scene, troopers said.

Light rain was on the roadway when Helms crashed. Speed was a factor, troopers said.

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  • frosty Jan 6, 2015

    Very sad to hear. Though the article did not say he was speeding. But too fast for conditions is rather apparent especially on a bike you may not be familiar with and have just worked on.

    Makes you wonder what he was thinking about, or not.

    I don't want to appear condescending but please always wear your protective gear when riding., it can make a difference,

  • Edward Levy Jan 5, 2015
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    rip

  • NoRespect Jan 5, 2015

    Sad, but some riders just don't believe that bad things could happen to them. Therefore, they ride with no helmet, or, some form of "beanie", salad-bowl helmet. The missing part here is that you don't get to choose when, where or how you will come of the bike.

  • Sean Creasy Jan 5, 2015
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    I am always sorry to hear about a fellow rider going down but no helmet, speeding on wet roads, on a motorcycle you're not familiar with never ends well. My condolences..