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Victim of motorcycle wreck was ConAgra employee

Posted June 30, 2009
Updated July 1, 2009

— The Human Resources department at ConAgra Foods confirmed that the man killed in a wreck on N.C. Highway 42 and Rock Service Station Road Tuesday was an employee there.

James Junior Evans, 39, died when his motorcycle was involved in a crash with a concrete truck and a van, state troopers said.

Evans had been employed at ConAgra since 1989.


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  • CATS_RULE Jul 1, 2009

    As an avid motorcyclist, I always try to be aware of my surroundings. As mentioned in an earlier post, keep your bike in 1st gear when stopped at lights. NEVER stop directly behind another vehicle. Stop either on the left, or right of the vehicle in front of you. That way, you can at least make an attempt to get out of the way if someone comes up behind you, and looks as if they are not going to stop. Give yourself an escape route at all times. Always be looking in your mirrors when stopped. Anticipate having to pull out on a red light, and constantly see your best escape (it will change as traffic arrives from all directions).

  • FreeAgent Jul 1, 2009

    Reminds me of the Movie "Final Destination". Sad Story though.

  • shine Jul 1, 2009

    Suicyciacles. Are just what they are. If you could hear the cro- tch rockets go by my my house on a back two lane road running at least 100.... I pulled one out of a cotton field. Hit so hard he cracked him helment. I pulled the shield up and got the cotton leaves out of his nose and mouth. Called 911 ... he made it best I understand.

    Quit riding bikes on the road for this exact reason.

  • ecavenaugh Jul 1, 2009

    I am suprised that last comment made it on here.
    That was uncalled for...

  • lacockrell Jul 1, 2009

    To survive ConAgra just to be killed in a traffic accident. Makes you just wonder about life...

  • working for deadbeats Jul 1, 2009

    That's horrible and I feel sorry for his family. These 2 lane roads are so dangerous. What does his employment have anything to do with the wreck???

  • 93mastercraft Jul 1, 2009

    I love the people in cars who try to catch up to, run up on and try to cut off a motorcyclist when the motorcyclist is simply trying to get out of the way.

  • 93mastercraft Jul 1, 2009

    In motorcycle training they teach you to take be in a position such that the other drivers can clearly see you. It sounds like that's exactly what this rider was doing. But now I really wonder if it were better off the maybe he would have been stopped almost to the far right of the lane. Just something for us motorsyclist to ponder.

  • FoxtrotUniformCharlieKiloakaCALM Jul 1, 2009

    People are stupid around motorcycles. Just today I was following behind a man on a motorcycle who (very responsibly) was slowing down around a blind turn with an intersection notorious for close calls, so someone zooms around (what they probably thought was just me) and almost side swept the motorcycle thinking I was the only one on the road. Very scary. The man had to swerve in the shoulder, otherwise I'm sure he'd be dead.

  • Stonewall Brigade Jul 1, 2009

    Attention,reckless and guilty van drive who caused that deadly crash, better find yourself a good lawyer. You're going to lose your retirement funds, and house and be homeless a year from now, when the civil trial ends.