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Highway Patrol: Motorcyclist killed in Johnston County wreck wouldn't pull over for trooper

Posted June 12, 2015

One person was killed late Thursday when a motorcycle and truck were involved in a wreck on N.C. Highway 210 near Interstate 40, investigators with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said.

A 26-year-old Angier man died late Thursday after crashing his motorcycle into a pickup truck on N.C. Highway 210 near Interstate 40, investigators with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said.

Investigators said Camilo Gomez Apolinar, of 432 Clayton Road, was traveling east on N.C. 210 without his headlights on at about 9:20 p.m. when a Johnston County trooper attempted to pull him over.

Apolinar did not stop his motorcycle, troopers said, and he crossed the center line while traveling west on N.C. 210, hitting a Toyota truck driven by Smithfield resident Sandra Miller.

Apolinar was thrown from the bike in the wreck. He was taken to Wake Med, where he later died. Miller and her passenger, Edward Miller, were taken to Johnston Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

No other information about the incident has been released. N.C. 210 was closed for several hours following the incident.


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  • Catherine Brown Jun 12, 2015
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    Most (if not all motorcycles) headlight turns on when the ignition is on...Still really dumb to run from HP.

  • Bernadette Dan Unger Jun 12, 2015
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    Just like any other interaction with the police. You do what you're told and or stop when signaled and you will live to see another day. Glad the folks in the truck are OK.

  • Vinnie Paul Jun 12, 2015
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    Not too smart...

  • Ben Sanders Jun 12, 2015
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    People drive at night without headlights to remain undetected from the law; usually when they're running drugs.

  • Norman Lewis Jun 12, 2015
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    Motorcycles are required to have a headlight on at all times when on the road. Extremely foolish to ride at night with no lights. Innocent people do not run from the police. I am guessing he was illegal in more ways than one. If he had a sudden failure of his headlight, I'll bet the trooper would have been understanding and maybe even helped him get home safely.