RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A teenager is dead after a motorcycle crash happened early Wednesday morning on Interstate 40 near Gorman Street, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.
On Wednesday around 12:01 a.m., a State Highway Patrol member attempted to stop a 2022 BMW 1000RR motorcycle that was traveling north on U.S.-1 near New Hill Holloman Road for speeding 131 miles per hour in a 70 miles per hour zone.
The operator of the motorcycle refused to stop for emergency lights and sirens and attempted to flee the trooper, police say.
The pursuit continued north on U.S.-1 and the driver later exited on I-40 east toward Gorman Street.
Police say once traveling east on I-40 the driver of the motorcycle collided with a third party vehicle just before the Gorman Street exit.
The motorcycle driver died at the scene of the crash. He was identified as 19-year-old Matthew R. Albright of Charlotte.
The driver of the other vehicle was transported to Wake Med-Cary for precautionary observation.
A viewer called CBS 17 and said he witnessed the crash.
“I was driving home from work and saw a bike coming off the exit from 440 going well over 100 mph,” said Adam Page. “It looked like he crashed and hit a black vehicle, landing right at the median there on Gorman Street and 40. I’ve never seen anything like that in my life”
The lanes on I-40 east reopened at 2:10 a.m.