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Zebulon man killed in motorcycle crash

Posted August 4, 2013

North Carolina State Highway Patrol

— A Zebulon man died Saturday when he crashed his motorcycle into the back of a car on Interstate 40 in Johnston County, authorities said.

Henry Richards Spivey was ejected from his motorcycle.   

The wreck caused traffic backups on I-40 West near N.C. Highway 42 for a couple hours Saturday afternoon.


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  • Paul M Aug 5, 2013

    R.I.P Brother

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Aug 5, 2013

    @Sinbad, great story on your Cobra Shaver (trademark). I wonder if Ford thought of that for marketing purposes.

    Had nearly the same thing happen in an old Buick in the pre airbag days. It knocked the autotrans into neutral...gave me quite the scare...thought the whole drivetrain was gone.

  • SailbadTheSinner Aug 5, 2013

    Quite right about following along behind a truck….

    I was in a Mustang Cobra, at about 60 MPH behind a semi; I was MUCH further back than I really needed to be by Law…

    All of a sudden, a dead deer came out from under the back of the trailer. The truck had straddled it quite nicely; my low-slung Cobra shaved the top of the deer equally nicely.

    It took me hours to clean the remnants of Bamby out from the bottom of my car. Even so, I was lucky: That sort of impact could have easily activated the air bag….

    Moral of the story: Maintain a safe interval….


  • JustOneGodLessThanU Aug 5, 2013

    Something to think about... When following a large vehicle that you can't see around (like a large SUV or semi), stay back further than the standard 2 second following distance. If people in front of him crash, you won't see the accident and your braking distance suddenly is truncated (shortened) by the crash.

    Basically, the vehicle in front of you could stop (from impact) in a much shorter distance than 2 seconds. Add in darkness, rain, mist, ... it's worse.

    Let's be careful out there.

  • kdnole Aug 5, 2013

    RIP brother - I was riding back from WB on Friday and that area can all the sudden slow down real quick.

  • Obamacare saves lives Aug 5, 2013

    Ouch. RIP brother.