Husband, wife killed after truck collides with motorcycle

Flowers at the scene of a fatal crash in Alamance County that resulted in two people being killed. (Brian Rainey/WGHP-TV)

Flowers at the scene of a fatal crash in Alamance County that resulted in two people being killed. (Brian Rainey/WGHP-TV)

ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — Highway patrol officials said a man and his wife riding a motorcycle were killed in a crash involving a pickup truck.

Authorities said 41-year-old Michael Ryan Turner and 40-year-old Shanon Moser Turner, both of Alamance County, were pronounced dead after the wreck.

Officials said it happened around 7:37 p.m. Friday on N.C. 87 between Gerringer Mill Road and Old N.C. 87.

The pickup truck hit the motorcycle from behind, officials said. The truck’s driver said he did not see the motorcycle until its turn signal was turned on.

Authorities said the driver of the truck, Michael Ahlgren, 50, of Elon, was not hurt. Ahlgren was charged with two counts of misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.

Arrangements are incomplete at Rich and Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service in Burlington.

The incident caused N.C. 87 between Gerringer Mill and Old N.C. 87 to close for around three hours.