FOUR OAKS – One person was killed Friday afternoon after a motorcycle and pickup collided. The accident was reported around 3:30pm in the 2600 block of Highway 96 South near Thompson Road.
According to the State Highway Patrol, Ricky Efferson Herring, 64, of Woods Crossroads Road, Benson was operating a 1985 Yamaha motorcycle northbound when he crossed the centerline and sideswiped a southbound pickup.
Herring was ejected and died at the scene. The motorcycle came to rest in a ditch. The driver of the pickup was not injured.
No charges are expected to be filed.
The accident closed Highway 96 South for approximately two hours.
The Four Oaks Fire Department, Johnston County EMS and Johnston County Medical Examiner responded.