Second motorcyclist dies after crash with tractor-trailer in Greensboro

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — A second person has died in connection to a crash in Greensboro involving a tractor-trailer and six motorcycles.

Kenneth N. Jefferson, 51, of South Chesterfield, Va., died Sunday morning at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center after being hospitalized in critical condition, according to officials.

Arnie M. Morris, 37, of Woodbridge, Va. was instantly killed in the crash. Four other motorcyclists have been treated for injuries.

Those victims have been identified as Jerome D. Howard, 48, of Woodbridge, Va.; Caroline Campbell, 47, of North Chesterfield, Va.; Michael A. Robinson Sr., 57, of Woodbridge, Va.; and Gregory D. Harmon, 44, of Bowie, Md.

The crash happened Friday morning when a tractor-trailer hit a group of motorcyclists on Interstate 85 in Greensboro.

The driver of the tractor trailer has been charged with felony hit and run and misdemeanor death. He has been identified as Daniel S. Serna, 34, of Hollywood, Fl. He was placed in the Guilford County Jail under a $100,000 bond.

Officials said the six motorcycles were parked on the side of the road due to mechanical issues with one of the bikes when a tractor-trailer hit them. The truck then came to a stop further up on I-85.

Troopers said they believe the only reason he stopped about half a mile up the road is because he had a flat tire from the crash.

Troopers believe the tractor-trailer driver fell asleep at the wheel. He and his co-driver were not injured.

The motorcyclists were on the way from Northern Virginia/Southern Maryland to Atlanta for a motorcycle rally, according to officials.