A Raleigh man died Wednesday night when a motorcycle he was riding and a van collided at U.S. 401 and Forestville Road about a mile north of the city, the State Highway Patrol reported.
Braxton Lee Reynolds, 26, ran a red light before the crash, troopers said.
The van driver, who is 16 and whose name was not disclosed, was taken to WakeMed Hospital with minor injuries, the highway patrol reported.
The crash happened shortly after 9 p.m., troopers said.
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Officials at the PNC Arena said Reynolds had worked for VAB Catering. He had worked often as the chef serving reporters covering events at the arena, Senior Director Chris Diamond said.