One killed in Fayetteville motorcycle crash

October 22, 2010 3:25:30 AM PDT
One person was killed in a motorcycle crash in Fayetteville Thursday night.

The wreck happened around 10 p.m. on Bragg Boulevard at Barrington Cross Street.

Police say two Harley Davidson motorcycles were traveling east on Bragg Boulevard when one hit a vehicle making a turn onto the road from behind.

Motorcycle rider Robert Nichols, 41, of Belcamp, Maryland was killed. The rider on the second motorcycle also lost control and was thrown from his bike. He was treated at Cape Fear Valley hospital.

Witnesses said it appeared the bikers were racing each other just before the crash.

The south bound lanes of Bragg Boulevard were closed for several hours as officials cleared the scene.

The Fayetteville Police Department Traffic Unit is investigating the crash. No charges have been filed.

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