Man killed in crash involving motorcycle, car in Thomasville identified

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THOMASVILLE, N.C. – One person is dead after a crash involving a motorcycle and a car Friday night in Thomasville, according to a news release from Thomasville police.

The accident happened at 7:16 p.m. in the 1100 block of National Highway.

A preliminary investigation indicates two motorcycles were traveling south on National Highway at a high rate of speed, the release said. A Ford Mustang was stopped in the inside, southbound lane of National Highway, waiting to make a left turn into Old Dominion Freight Line. One of the motorcycles passed the Mustang in the right, southbound lane while the other motorcycle passed the Mustang by going left of center.

The motorcyclist who passed left of center was operating a Suzuki GSXR 1000 motorcycle. The Suzuki clipped the Mustang and then struck a Ford Focus head-on.

The operator of the Suzuki, Aaron Chase Sellars, 23, of Thomasville, died at the scene. No other injuries were reported.

Alcohol use is not believed to be a contributing factor in the crash.

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