Motorcyclist Dies In Pitt County Accident

A motorcyclist died over the weekend while traveling on a Pitt County road.

The Highway Patrol says 36-year-old Rethselevi Cunningham of Greenville was traveling down Stantsonburg Road Sunday afternoon when he went off the road to the right, and crashed the bike. The man was thrown off the bike and struck a DOT sign.

Troopers say his body landed in the yard of 4172 Stantonsburg Road. Another motorist saw Cunningham run off the road and called for help.

Troopers say while Cunningham was pronounced dead at the hospital, they believed he was already dead on the scene.

The Highway Patrol doesn't know what caused Cunningham to run off the road, but First Sgt. Marvin Williams says the motorcycle was traveling 10 miles over the 45 posted limit at the time of the crash.

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