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NC motorcyclist going 100 mph before fatal crash, according to troopers

A 21-year-old motorcyclist was going about 100 mph when he crashed into a tree in Johnston County and died, according to state troopers. (Image: WTVD-TV)

A 21-year-old motorcyclist was going about 100 mph when he crashed into a tree in Johnston County and died, according to state troopers. (Image: WTVD-TV)

ANGIER, N.C. — A 21-year-old motorcyclist was going about 100 mph when he crashed into a tree in Johnston County and died, according to state troopers.

WRAL-TV reported that Richard Matthew Green, of Benson, passed vehicles on a double yellow line and was thrown from the motorcycle into a tree.

Officials said the crash was reported around 3:30 p.m. in the 3600 block of Old Fairground Road in Angier.

Authorities said the motorcycle did not belong to Green and did not have any registration or insurance.

The impact of the crash caused Green’s helmet and shoes to be knocked off, according to investigators.

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