Update: Minister Killed In Highway 903 Motorcycle Crash

The pastor who was killed in a motorcycle accident Friday will be laid to rest on Monday at the Winterville Cemetery.

Michael Zimmerman was killed instantly when his bike crossed the center line on Highway 903.

His bike slammed into a Lowes delivery truck.

Zimmerman was pronounced dead at the scene, the truck driver walked away with minor injuries.

Zimmerman was the pastor at New Hope Church in Belvoir.

Services were canceled Sunday morning as his congregation attends his memorial at Farmer Funnel Home in Ayden Sunday evening.

Zimmerman was 49 years-old.

Previous story below:

State troopers say a local minister died after hitting a delivery truck head on in Pitt County Friday morning.

It happened shortly after 9:30 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 903 and Rountree Road, west of Ayden.

The victim has been identified as 49-year-old Michael Zimmerman of Ayden. Troopers say he is a minister in Pitt County.

Troopers tell WITN News that the motorcycle crossed the center line and hit a Lowes delivery truck head on.

Highway 903 was shut down because of the crash, but reopened just before noon to traffic again.

Troopers say it does not appear that alcohol or speed played a part in the fatal crash and right now they are not sure why Zimmerman veered into the other lane.


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