Motorcyclist dies in crash along Franklin Street in Chapel Hill

Orange County News

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) — A motorcyclist died in a crash in Chapel Hill on Sunday afternoon, police say.

The incident was reported just before 2:40 p.m. at the intersection of West Franklin and Mallette streets, according to a news release from Chapel Hill police.

The wreck happened when an SUV collided with a motorcycle.

The motorcyclist died at the scene. The driver and a passenger in the SUV were taken to UNC Hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, the news release said.

An image from the scene showed a white SUV on the sidewalk and a fire in the street.

Franklin Street was closed until about 6 p.m. between Church and Kenan streets.

No other information was released by police, who added the wreck is under investigation.

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