DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — A man riding a motorcycle was killed in a crash in Durham Thursday night, Durham police said.
Officers responded to N.C. Highway 55 near Courtney Creek Boulevard just before 9 p.m. in reference to a collision involving a motorcycle and another vehicle.
Police said the motorcyclist, who has been identified as Joshua Cutler, 23, of Durham, slammed his CBR 600 into the passenger door of a 2013 Toyota RAV 4 SUV. The driver of the RAV 4 was trying to make a left turn onto Courtney Creek Boulevard from N.C. 55 when the crash occurred.
Cutler was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the RAV 4 suffered minor injuries and was treated on scene, police said.
Speed may have been a factor, but police wouldn’t say for sure that it was as investigators are still looking into the crash.
Police said charges have not been filed, but an investigation is ongoing.