Pinehurst motorcyclist killed in Asheboro wreck

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ASHEBORO, N.C. — A motorcyclist was reportedly killed Sunday afternoon after he crashed into a sign in Asheboro.

The Asheboro Courier-Tribune reported John William Yates, 59, of Pinehurst, died after the wreck, which occurred around 1:06 p.m. near the BP at the intersection of N.C. 42 and N.C. 13.

The paper reports Yates was riding motorcycles with about a dozen friends. Authorities said the accident happened as he went around a curve.

Randolph EMS took Yates to Randolph Hospital.

No other injuries were reported.

Source: The Asheboro Courier-Tribune.