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Police: Speed Factor In Deputy's Fatal Motorcycle Crash

Posted July 31, 2006 4:50 a.m. EDT

— Authorities said speed was a factor in the death of a Wake County sheriff's deputy who was killed in a motorcycle crash Sunday night.

According to a Raleigh police report, Lee Godwin, 24,was traveling about 85 mph in a 45 mph zone on Ray Road, near Lynn Road, when he lost control of his motorcycle.

The report said Godwin struck a mailbox and flew off his motorcycle. He then struck a utility pole and landed in the front yard of a house.

Investigators said Godwin was not on duty at the time of the accident.