Two dead, two motorcycle wrecks in Johnston County
Posted January 27, 2018 7:21 p.m. EST
Updated January 27, 2018 7:28 p.m. EST
Johnston County, N.C. — Two people died in two separate and unrelated fatal motorcycle wrecks in Johnston County Saturday afternoon.
In the first wreck, a father and son were riding their motorcycles on United States Route 70 Business east of Clayton around 2:20 p.m.
The father lost control of his motorcycle, running into the median and striking a guardrail.
The man was ejected and died at the scene.
His son, who was riding a second motorcycle, witnessed the fatal accident.
Troopers said speed was a contributing factory, but alcohol was not involved.
Officials have not released the victim's name
The second fatal motorcycle wreck occurred around 4:30 p.m. in the 1200 block of Little Creek Church Road near Casey Road between Smithfield and Clayton.
A person ran off the road into a ditch and was ejected from the motorcycle.
The unidentified victim died at the scene, officials said.