Police say two men on a stolen motor scooter are dead after their vehicle crossed the center line and collided with a Raleigh police cruiser.
The police report says the accident occurred about 3 a.m. Wednesday. The report says the wreck killed the driver, 20-year-old Maurice Antonio Harden and a passenger, 21-year-old Trindell Devon Thomas.
Police say the motor scooter veered into oncoming traffic and hit a cruiser driver by Officer Jonathan Crews, who was trying to stop a speeding car. Crews was driving 77 mph in a 35 mph zone, while Harden was traveling at 35 mph.
The 27-year-old Crews suffered minor injuries.
When the wreck occurred, another officer had been trying to catch up to the scooter because he noticed it had a malfunctioning headlamp.
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