Motorcyclist dies from crash injuries


May 12, 2010 9:14:48 AM PDT
A motorcyclist has died from injuries he sustained Saturday night in a wreck on Interstate 85 north near Duke Street exit.

The crash happened around 11:30 p.m. when a motorcycle driven by 23-year-old Patrick Carl Friedhoff hit the back of a SUV driven by 38-year-old Leonarde Benitez. Both drivers were traveling north.

Friedhoff was ejected from the motorcycle. Benitez and the six occupants of his vehicle were not injured.

Investigators say excessive speed was a factor in the wreck, and no charges have been filed.

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