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Driver charged in fatal motorcycle wreck

Posted September 28, 2010 2:41 p.m. EDT
Updated September 28, 2010 3:19 p.m. EDT

— A Smithfield man has been charged in a weekend wreck that killed a motorcyclist and injured another person, police said Tuesday.

Keith McClain's car collided with a motorcycle near the intersection of South Brightleaf Boulevard and Crestview Drive at about 7 p.m. Sunday.

Gary Wayne Greenwaldt, 43, of Four Oaks, and Rebecca Ann Tilley, 35, of Dudley, were thrown from Greenwaldt's motorcycle, police said. Greenwaldt died at WakeMed in Raleigh, and Tilley was listed in critical condition Tuesday.

McClain, 49, who wasn't injured in the wreck, was given a sobriety test. Police said his breath-alcohol level was found to be 0.27, which is more than three times the level at which drivers are considered intoxicated under North Carolina law.

He was charged with driving while impaired and failure to reduce speed, police said, noting that the incident remains under investigation.