19-year-old Surry Co. man killed in motorcycle wreck

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MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — Officials said a 19-year-old motorcyclist was killed when he struck a vehicle that turned in front of him Sunday morning in Surry County.

The Mount Airy News reported that officials said county resident Dakota Pittman ran into the vehicle with his motorcycle around 10:41 a.m. on Old Creek Road.

Pittman reportedly hit the vehicle’s passenger side, injuring a female passenger in the vehicle. Authorities said she was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Officials said Pittman was airlifted to the same hospital and was pronounced dead after arriving.

The paper reported that Pittman was a competitive motorcross racer and who played basketball with the Surry Runnin’ Patriots homeschool basketball program.

The investigation is ongoing and other details were not released.

Source: The Mount Airy News.