3 motorcyclists wreck, 1 killed

May. 27, 2014 @ 08:37 AM

Three motorcyclists traveling together, but miles apart on the road, had separate wrecks Sunday afternoon in a 9-mile stretch of N.C. 268.

The worst wreck killed Jeremy Scott Brown, 24, of Hudson. Brown was traveling about 70 miles per hour, too fast for a curve in the road near the Wilkes County line, ran off the right side of the road about 1:30 p.m., struck an electrical fence and a fence post and was killed instantly, Trooper Chris Bentley of the N.C. Highway Patrol said.

Bentley said the Highway Patrol has been told that Brown had left the Lenoir Walmart with the other motorcyclists who wrecked, each within four miles of where Brown wrecked. All happened in a window of 12 minutes.

No information about those wrecks was available Monday.

The stretch of highway is curvy but not particularly prone to wrecks, Bentley said.

“I’ve been doing this for 15 years,” Bentley said, “and I’ve never had three (calls) to come out in that time frame, especially on (N.C.) 268.”