Motorcyclist crashed traveling close to 80 mph

December 31, 2011 9:00:00 PM PST
Authorities said a Chapel Hill man killed on his motorcycle during a crash Friday night was going approximately 80 mph.

Raleigh Police released the wreck report on Saturday.

It said Samuel Zachary Johnson, 24, of Chapel Hill, was riding his 2002 Ducati motorcycle in the area of Glenwood Avenue and I-540 eastbound at about 10:30 p.m. Friday when a car driven by Carolyn Elizabeth McCormick, 37, pulled out in front of him.

The speed limit for Glenwood Avenue is 45 mph.

Police said her speed was 10 mph when she was leaving a parking lot on Glenwood Avenue. As she was turning right to head outbound on Glenwood Avenue, Johnson approached at a speed close to 80 mph and hit the brakes, leaving nine-and-half long skid marks. Johnson hit the back left corner of McCormick's 1993 Chevrolet

Johnson died as a result of his injuries, and McCormick is charged with making an unsafe movement and misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.

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