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Seven motorcycles involved in wreck on U.S. 64 East near Wendell

Posted March 22, 2014

— Seven motorcycles were involved in a wreck late Saturday morning on U.S. Highway 64 East near Lizard Lick Road in Wendell, authorities said.

According to state Highway Patrol investigators, the wreck happened at about 11:45 a.m. after a ball fell out of the back of a truck onto the highway and caused a chain reaction crash.

A group of at least 20 female bikers were riding in the 4th Annual North Carolina Female Ride, an event to raise awareness about Lupus.   

Two people were taken to WakeMed with serious injuries and one victim remained in critical condition Saturday night. Their names and conditions have not been released.

No other information about the wreck was immediately available.

All lanes of the highway reopened at about 2:45 p.m., officials said. 


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  • TwoWheels Mar 24, 2:07 p.m.

    if you go to the wncn.com website and search for "7 taken to the hospital after accident on US 64", you will find more information. Based on various comments, one of the riders is in ICU and fighting for her life. Keeping her in my prayers.

  • mockingbird313 Mar 24, 12:45 p.m.

    Did the driver of the truck get charged with anything for causing this wreck?

  • TwoWheels Mar 24, 12:10 p.m.

    Please post more information/updates.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Mar 24, 11:35 a.m.

    Did they find the truck?

  • computer trainer Mar 24, 9:26 a.m.

    Any update on this? From what WTVD said, there were 60 female motorcycle riders in this group behind this truck (WTVD did say it was a boat, that was being towed.) Last night they reported the one of the motorcyclist was in critical condition.