Car-motorcycle collision fatal to rider from Garner

From staff reportsAugust 15, 2013 

— A 43-year-old Garner man died of injuries he suffered when a motorcycle he was riding was hit by a car after a 16-year-old driver turned in front of him on Rock Quarry Road, police said.

The crash happened at about 2:45 p.m. Tuesday when Jemiah Dene Williams of Raleigh failed to yield the right of way when making a left turn, and the motorcycle ridden by Steven William Jones went directly in front of it, according to the accident report prepared by crash investigators.

Jones was headed west on Rock Quarry at the intersection where South New Hope Road intersects from the north and Jones sausage Road intersects from the south.

Williams was driving east and was turning onto South New Hope, police said.

Investigators estimated Williams’ 1996 Toyota was going about 23 mph and Jones’ Honda motorcycle was going about 41 mph when they met.

Jones was taken to a hospital, where he died, police said.

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