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Man convicted in deaths of two motorcyclists

A Willow Spring man has been placed on probation after being convicted in the deaths of two motorcyclists two years ago.

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2 people killed in motorcycle crash
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.

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