Troopers: Benson motorcyclist going 100 mph before fatal crash
Posted June 21
Updated June 22
Angier, N.C. — Troopers have identified a motorcyclist who was killed in a Johnston County crash Saturday afternoon.
Richard Matthew Green, 21, of Benson, was going about 100 mph when he passed vehicles on a double yellow line and was thrown from the motorcycle into a tree, according to the state Highway Patrol.
Green's helmet and shoes were knocked off during the crash, which happened around 3:30 p.m. in the 3600 block of Old Fairground Road in Angier.
Troopers said the motorcycle did not belong to Green and did not have any registration or insurance.