Newport man dies in motorcycle crash

Published: Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 09:18 AM.

The Highway Patrol has identified the man who died in a motorcycle wreck Tuesday night in Carteret County.

Antonio Rodrigues, 64, of Newport died in the motorcycle crash that occurred about 6:15 p.m. on U.S. 70 near the Carteret County-Craven County line, according to the patrol office in Morehead City.

Rodrigues was traveling east on the motorcycle when he lost control and was ejected from the bike.

Alcohol and impaired driving are suspected as a contributing factor in the crash, according to the Highway Patrol. 



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