Wilmington police identify motorcyclist killed in overnight wreck on MLK Parkway

Wilmington police identify motorcyclist killed in overnight wreck on MLK Parkway

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The Wilmington Police Department has identified a 27-year-old motorcyclist who died during an overnight crash Wednesday.

Lt. Matt Fox with the Wilmington Police Department said that the wreck took place on MLK Parkway at the N. College Road intersection shortly before 2 a.m.

Brian d’Almeida Blackburn of Jacksonville was traveling east on MLK Parkway at a high rate of speed when he reportedly ran a red light and collided with a Volkswagen Golf traveling through the intersection, according to WPD officials.

Blackburn died at the scene. The driver of the Golf and a passenger suffered minor injuries.

The road was closed for nearly three hours before reopening at approximately 5 a.m.

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