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Motorcyclist dies after hitting speed bump

Posted September 8, 2009 4:27 p.m. EDT

— A Laurinburg man was thrown from his motorcycle and killed early Monday when he hit speed bump near the University of North Carolina-Pembroke campus, authorities said Tuesday.

Ronn Terrell Deese, 38, was traveling at about 90 mph on Prospect Road and was passing another vehicle when he struck a crossing island in the pedestrian crosswalk, authorities said. The posted speed limit along the road is 45 mph, authorities said.

After hitting the speed bump, Deese's motorcycle went airborne for 143 feet, and he was thrown from the vehicle as it landed on its left side, authorities said.