Man dies in Winston-Salem crash after being thrown off dirt bike, police say

Wreck (stock image - Getty Images)

Wreck (stock image – Getty Images)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A man died after he crashed and was thrown off a dirt bike in Winston-Salem Sunday, according to a Winston-Salem Police Department news release.

Christopher Austin Lackey, 20, of Winston-Salem, was found dead next to his a Kawasaki dirt bike in the front yard of 2251 Briar Glen Road around 6:52 a.m.

Lackey was going west on Briar Glen Road when he hit a light pole around a curve and was thrown from the dirt bike.

He was not wearing a helmet.

The 2200 block of Briar Glen Road was closed for about 3 and a half hours.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Winston-Salem Police Department at 336-773-7700.

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