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Man dies in Pender Co. crash

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PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - A man died in a crash on Piney Woods Road near U.S. 421 Wednesday evening.

According to Pender County Highway Patrol, a motorcycle was traveling west in the eastbound lane, attempting to pass a vehicle on Piney Woods Road.

A pickup truck was traveling eastbound.

Officials say the motorcycle leaned on the left side and collided with the pickup truck head-on, sliding underneath it and catching fire.

The driver of the motorcycle, Japell Hollingsworth, 40, was ejected and landed on the side of the road.

Hollingsworth, who lives on Piney Woods Road in Willard, died on the scene.

No charges have been filed at this time.

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