Motorcyclist killed in crash along I-87 near Knightdale

Wake County News

KNIGHTDALE, N.C. (WNCN) — A deadly motorcycle crash closed U.S. 264/Interstate 87 in Wake County for about an hour on Friday evening, officials said.

UPDATE: Knightdale man identified as motorcyclist in deadly crash along I-87

The crash, which happened just after 5:50 p.m. closed southbound I-87/westbound 64 Bypass near exit 13, which is the exit for U.S. 64 Business/Knightdale Boulevard.

Traffic backed up along U.S. 64 bypass near U.S. 64 business split.

The wreck happened as EMS had one lane blocked while dealing with a previous incident.

A man on a motorcycle, who was traveling in the same lanes, failed to stop and ran into the back of a separate car, troopers said.

Another car then hit the motorcyclist, who then died, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

Around 6:45 p.m., all lanes were reopened with the left lane remaining closed.

The entire highway reopened just before 7:30 p.m.

The identity of the man who died was not released.

A detour was set up earlier with motorists advised to take Exit 13 to U.S. 64 Business West, Take U.S. 64 Business West to I-540 East, and continue on I-540 East to reaccess I-87.

Traffic was backed up all the way to the U.S. 64 Bypass/U.S. 64 Business split.

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