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Two motorcyclists killed, three injured in Goldsboro wreck

Posted April 18, 2009

— Two motorcyclists were killed and three were seriously injured during a wreck on US-13 near Hood Swamp Road Saturday afternoon, troopers said.

A truck, driven by 32-year-old Billy Joe Fowler, was traveling north around 1:50 p.m. when it crossed the center line and struck five of six motorcyclists in the other lane.

Two of the motorcyclists – Charles Poe Jr., 59, of Greenville, and Lenwood Whitley, 57, of Chocowinity – were killed. The others were seriously injured.

Troopers charged Fowler with driving while impaired, two counts of felony death by a motor vehicle, one county of felony serious injury and reckless driving, trooper said.


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  • Whatever Geez Apr 27, 2009

    Now, one of the other 3 that survived has died...

  • bkallen04 Apr 20, 2009

    So sad. So senseless. Why do the "good" guys always get killed?

  • LambeauSouth Apr 20, 2009

    I never like the law that has Motorcycles driving in the inner part of the lane, I.E. towards the center line. I realize when your driving with multiple bikes to stagger but the inner line has way to close to tons of mayham.

    My 2 cents, former biker

  • 2alegal Apr 20, 2009

    Correction.........Two lives!!!!

  • ambidextrous cat Apr 20, 2009

    And another drunk driver takes an innocent life...