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Motorcyclist killed in Clayton crash

Posted July 9, 2012 12:41 p.m. EDT
Updated July 9, 2012 12:49 p.m. EDT

— A Johnston County motorcyclist died Sunday when his bike hit a tree south of Clayton, authorities said Monday.

Curt Steven Johnson, 30, was riding on Blue Pond Road near Government Road at 10:30 a.m. when he lost control of his motorcycle, authorities said. The bike crossed the center line, crossed a driveway and hit a tree.

Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities said excessive speed was a factor in the crash.