First Posted: 1/15/2009
PEMBROKE - A Maxton man was killed on Tuesday when the motorcycle he was driving collided with a tractor-trailer, according to a report from the state Highway Patrol.
Richard Ray Locklear, 37, was driving a 2002 Honda motorcycle north on Papa’s Drive about 3:49 p.m. when he attempted to cross U.S. 74 and struck an eastbound tractor-trailer driven by Ricky Dean Chavis, 39, of Red Springs.
Locklear’s motorcycle ran off road and overturned on the right shoulder of U.S. 74. Locklear was thrown from his vehicle.
Chavis stopped his tractor-trailer on the side of U.S. 74. He didn’t suffer any injuries.
Trooper J.R. Locklear, the investigating officer, but could not be reached