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Driver charged in Clayton motorcyclist's death

Posted July 10, 2011 5:15 p.m. EDT
Updated July 10, 2011 5:21 p.m. EDT

— Charges have been filed against the driver of a passenger van that struck two motorcyclists, killing one, on N.C. Highway 42 in Johnston County last weekend, state troopers said Sunday.

Ellen Kealy, 45, of Clayton, struck the motorcyclists while trying to turn left onto Castleberry Drive from the highway around 12:30 p.m. on July 2, troopers said. She was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and failure to yield.

William Richard, 48, was killed. Frederick Brown, 45, suffered a broken leg.

Troopers said that alcohol, drugs and speed were not factors in the wreck.