A moped rider was killed Friday afternoon when he lost control and hit a utility pole, Raleigh police said.
Johnny Ray McDonald, 54, was operating his scooter in the 3800 block of Fayetteville Road shortly after 2 p.m. when for unknown reasons he went from the right lane across to the left lane, police said. McDonald left the roadway and hit the pole.
McDonald was transported by EMS to WakeMed hospital, where he died.
The wreck remains under investigation.