FIRST ON WITN: Motorcyclist Killed In Jones County

A motorcyclist was killed Tuesday morning after a deer ran out in front of him on a country road.

Troopers say it happened around 5:00 a.m. on Middle Road in Jones County. Killed was Frank Roark, Junior of Trenton.

The Highway Patrol says the 43-year-old man was thrown from the motorcycle when it hit the deer. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.


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  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Jun 30, 2010 at 08:18 AM
    Thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the victim. May God be with them all. This was a total freak accident from what was being described. Unfortunate freak accident!
  • by J.B. Location: Grifton on Jun 30, 2010 at 01:19 AM
    As a co worker to Frank who will be sorely missed by all, I wanted to send out to his family my deepest sympathy and prayers during this most difficult time.
  • by There Are Bears, Too! on Jun 29, 2010 at 06:53 PM
    6 months ago, I nearly hit a bear 3 miles north of Pollocksville on Hwy 58. It was about 10 P.M.....Had I not swerved into the left lane, I would have hit the bear. I count my blessings. I'm sure this man couldn't avoid the deer...they can change direction in mid-stride and are impossible to predict. I have been lucky not to hit one in my life. (Knock on wood)
  • by Fred Location: New Bern on Jun 29, 2010 at 05:23 PM
    God Bless you Frank,many prayer,s to the family...
  • by epic on Jun 29, 2010 at 04:19 PM
    dude, wish we would get like 12 inches of rain
  • by Mike on Jun 29, 2010 at 01:54 PM
    I hit one back in feb,and was forunate enough to not go down.No matter how skilled you are,or carefull you try to be sometimes you cant help what happens.Just be carefull and keep youre eyes open and enjoy what little time we all have here.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 29, 2010 at 11:02 AM
    Deer always worried me when I lived in that area, I eventually stopped riding after dark for the most part because they are so thick. My thoughts and prayers go out to this mans family. A tragic, sudden loss such as this is never easy.
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