Motorcyclist dies in crash
By Robert Boyer
Leonard Allen Jr. was traveling north shortly before 11:30 a.m. when his 2002 Kawasaki struck the passenger door of a 1999 GMC Jimmy driven by George Willard McKinney, said Fayetteville police Lt. Katherine Bryant.
Allen, who lived at 305 Tuscon Drive, died on impact, Bryant said. He was 27.
McKinney, who is 78 and lives at 525 Country Club Drive, was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.
He is in critical condition, police said.
Bryant said there were no passengers.
Witnesses told police that the Jimmy was turning left from a southbound lane of Bragg Boulevard onto McPherson Avenue when the wreck happened.
The force of the crash knocked the sport utility vehicle onto the driver's side and propelled Allen through the front passenger window.
The impact left a 2-foot-deep dent in the passenger door and tore off the motorcycle's front wheel.
At least one part of the sport utility vehicle was found 40 feet from the crash site.
Bryant said the speed of the motorcycle was a factor in the crash, but she did not estimate how fast it was traveling.
No skid marks were visible from the direction the motorcycle was traveling.
The wreck shut down the northbound lanes of Bragg Boulevard at McPherson Avenue for about 2 1/2 hours.
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I can't tell you how many times one of these guys have come up beside me in traffic and challenged me!
I usually look at 'em like they're stupid and shake my head.
Hate this happened for the fella and I know his family is at a loss, but some of these guys are so careless!
The impact bent the frame of the SUV and tipped it over......that's how fast he was going!!!
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