Man convicted in deaths of two motorcyclists
Posted July 12, 2010 5:38 p.m. EDT
Updated July 12, 2010 5:54 p.m. EDT
Smithfield, N.C. — A Willow Spring man has been placed on probation after being convicted in the deaths of two motorcyclists two years ago.
Curtis Lloyd Price, 71, was found guilty on July 2 of two counts of misdemeanor death by motor vehicle. He was placed on probation for a year and was ordered to surrender his driver's license, pay a $100 fine and complete a driving course.
Price turned left off Jackson King Road into his driveway on May 8, 2008, and pulled into the path of Jamal "Tommy" El-Ferkh, 24, and passenger Brittany Custer, 18. Both were killed in the collision.
Another driver laid down his motorcycle to avoid hitting the vehicle.
A December trial in the case ended in a mistrial because of an evidentiary issue.