CHATHAM COUNTY — A Durham man died in a motorcycle crash Wednesday afternoon near the Governors Club community south of Chapel Hill.
Peter Scott Cartwright, 65, apparently drove off Old Farrington Point Road, struck a tree and was ejected from his 1963 BMW motorcycle, according to the State Highway Patrol.
Cartwright was riding southwest, between Whippoorwill Lane and Farrington Point Road, and was traveling 40 mph in a 65 mph zone. There was no indication that he applied the motorcycles brakes, according to Sgt. J.B. Davis.
Emergency services arrived within four minutes, Davis said, but Cartwright died at the scene.