Troopers say a Camp Lejeune marine is in critical condition after a motorcycle accident in Jones County Saturday afternoon.
According to troopers the accident happened on Weyerhaeuser Road near Hargetts Crossroads at 3:37 p.m.
They say 35-year-old Ricardo Nicholas of Jacksonville was heading north on Weyerhaeuser Road when he ran off the road at a curb and collided with a sign. They say Nicholas then went airborne and collided with a nearby tree, meanwhile his bike landed in the river.
Troopers don't know if speed was a factor. Alcohol was not involved.
Nicholas was taken to Lenoir Memorial Hospital and then flown to Pitt County Memorial Hospital where at last check he was in critical condition.