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Motorcyclist killed in Princeton wreck

Posted August 1, 2009 10:43 p.m. EDT
Updated August 2, 2009 3:16 p.m. EDT

— An 18-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a wreck with a vehicle on Rains Mill Road near Old Cornwallis Road Saturday afternoon, the state Highway Patrol said.

Tyler Dean Smith, of Princeton, crossed the center line and hit a minivan head-on, troopers said.

Police said driver's inexperience played a role in the wreck. Smith had not completed the training class and test required to receive an endorsement to drive a motorcycle.

No one in the minivan was injured.