2 killed in motorcycle crash near Kure Beach
KURE BEACH, N.C. (WECT) - Two people were killed in a motorcycle crash near Kure Beach early Saturday morning, according to the Highway Patrol.
Troopers say a motorcycle was traveling north on U.S. 421 between Kure Beach and Fort Fisher around 2 a.m. when it entered a curve, went off the roadway to the right, and struck a tree.
The driver, Wanta Peele, 46, of Wilmington, and a passenger, Keith Boyd, 37, of Wilmington, died at the scene.
No other vehicles were involved and no other injuries were reported.
Troopers believe speed may have been a factor.
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