Benson man charged in fatal motorcycle accident in Johnston Co.

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A motorcyclist was killed Friday morning along N.C. 42 in Johnston County after colliding with a lawn mowing vehicle, Highway Patrol said.

The accident happened around 7:44 a.m. Friday on N.C. 42 near the intersection of N.C. 96 in Clayton.

Troopers said the motorcyclist, Anthony Suggs, Jr., was traveling eastbound on N.C. 42 when a lawn mowing vehicle pulled from the shoulder and onto the roadway. Suggs hit the side of the tractor and was killed.

Mike Charbonnea with the N.C. Department of Transportation said the mower was operated by a worker for a subcontractor with a contract with the NCDOT.

The tractor driver, William Pittman of Benson, was charged with safe movement violation and misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.

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