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More charges filed in fatal motorcycle wreck

Posted September 30, 2010 10:36 a.m. EDT

— Police on Thursday upgraded the charges against a Smithfield man in a weekend wreck that killed a motorcyclist and injured another person.

Keith McClain's car collided with a motorcycle near the intersection of South Brightleaf Boulevard and Crestview Drive in Smithfield 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 critically injured.

McClain, 49, wasn't injured in the wreck.

He was initially charged with driving while impaired and failure to reduce speed after deputies determined his breath-alcohol level was 0.27, which is more than three times the level at which drivers are considered intoxicated under North Carolina law.

On Thursday, police filed felony death by motor vehicle and felony serious injury by vehicle charges against McClain. He was being held in the Johnston County jail under a $60,000 bond.