Troopers: Speeding motorcylist dead after wreck on I-40

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Troopers said a speeding motorcyclist died after clipping another vehicle on I-40 Friday morning in Winston-Salem.

Trooper Rogers with the State Highway Patrol told FOX8's Lindsey Eaton that Shawn Carlton McBrayer, 26, of Advance, was going more than 100 mph when he clipped the back of a Mitsubishi Eclipse west of the U.S. Hwy 421 split near McGregor Road around 3:54 a.m. 

The collision sent the motorcyclist into a guard rail, which killed him upon impact, Rogers said.

A Forsyth County nurse who was returning home from work saw the crash and stopped to help, but she was injured when an oncoming tractor-trailer swerved to miss debris from the wreck, Rogers said. 

The tractor-trailer hit some of the debris, which flung and struck the nurse, Rogers said.  The flying debris broke the nurse's foot, but she is expected to be OK.

Westbound traffic on I-40 was detoured to Hwy 421 North for about 4 1/2 hours while authorities cleared the scene of the crash.

Winston-Salem police responded to the crash along with troopers, but the State Highway Patrol is leading the crash investigation.

Rogers said the crash scene was the largest he's ever seen at nearly 1,000-feet long.

No other details were immediately available.


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