Willow Spring, N.C. (WNCN) – The North Carolina State Highway Patrol confirmed just after 10:30 a.m. Friday that the reported crash in Johnston County earlier in the morning resulted in a fatality.
The Sheriffs Office and Highway Patrol responded to a crash at 843 Dixon Road just before 5 a.m. after a motorcyclist was reported to have veered off the road, Highway Patrol said.
Jacob Hicks, 29, of Four Oaks, North Carolina, was pronounced dead on-scene after his motorcycle hit the curb and struck a ditch, Highway Patrol confirmed. Speed is believed to be a factor. Additionally, Hicks was confirmed to be wearing a helmet.
The scene was cleared at approximately 7 a.m. and his family has been notified, Highway Patrol said.