Clayton Motorcyclist Killed In Head On Crash

A 27 year-old Clayton man died instantly in head on collision involving his motorcycle and two passenger cars.  The wreck happened late-Wednesday on Covered Bridge Road near the Neuse River Bridge.

A preliminary investigation indicates the driver of the motorcycle, Kevin Lee Riggs, was attempting to pass a car in a no passing zone when he struck an oncoming vehicle head on.  Riggs was ejected from the motorcycle and died at the scene due to multiple blunt force injuries, according to the coroner.

The driver of the car struck head on was transported to Wake Medical Center in unknown condition.  A third vehicle was also involved in the crash but that driver was not injured.

Covered Bridge Road was closed for more than two hours while the fatal crash was investigated by the NC Highway Patrol.  Clayton Police and the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office assisted with traffic control.

Photos by John Payne