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Motorcyclist killed in Lenoir County crash identified

Published: Apr. 24, 2021 at 8:57 PM EDT
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LENOIR COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - The man who died in a single-vehicle crash early Saturday morning in Lenoir County has been identified.

Trooper J.F. Burruss said the crash happened on US-70 near La Grange, at 2:49 a.m. when the man’s motorcycle ran off the road and struck a guard rail.

Highway Patrol identifies the driver as 21-year-old Royal Ciancanelli, who they say was active duty military stationed at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro.

Troopers say speed was a factor in the crash.

One single lane eastbound of US-70 was blocked for about an hour and a half before it reopened.

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