Durham man killed, wife seriously injured when car crashes into stopped motorcycle

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Saturday, September 19, 2020

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- Durham police after investigating after a driver crashed into a motorcycle Friday night.

Officials said it happened just before 11 p.m. when a car struck a stopped 2018 Harley Davidson on Fayetteville Road at Stratford Lakes Drive.

The motorcycle's 32-year-old driver died at Duke University Hospital. His wife, the passenger, has life-threatening injuries and is in critical condition.

Timothy Long, 26, of Durham was cited for misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and failure to reduce speed to avoid colliding with a vehicle.

Officials said alcohol was a factor and the crash is still under investigation.