SELMA, N.C. (WTVD) -- Authorities have charged a Department of Transportation subcontractor in the death of motorcyclist near NC Hwy 42 and Thanksgiving Fire Road east of Clayton.
The crash was first reported around 7:45 a.m. Friday.
Investigators say William Pittman was moving to a new spot to mow when he pulled into the road and collided with 31-year-old Anthony Suggs Jr. Suggs was thrown from his bike - which was destroyed by the impact.
A spokesperson for the North Carolina Department of Transportation said Pittman is a contract worker with a Grifton, NC-based company. He was not injured.
Pittman is charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.
Suggs was married with two children. He also had two children from a previous relationship.
The North Carolina Highway Patrol said speed was not a factor in the accident.
Pittman is scheduled to face a judge in July.
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