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Marine killed in motorcycle crash

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Jonathan Hatch, 22, sustained fatal injuries as a result of a motorcycle accident around 9:00 Saturday night.

According to Wilmington Police spokeswoman Lucy Crockett, the preliminary investigation shows the motorcycle was on Carolina Beach Road heading toward downtown. As Hatch headed into the curve at the crossover of Carolina Beach Road, Burnett Boulevard and Third Street, he hit the median and landed on Burnett Boulevard.

Hatch was a member of the United States Marine Corps, stationed at Camp Lejeune.

Police are still investigating the crash.

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Such a tragedy

I met Jon hatch freshmen year at Western Connecticut State University. We all became one happy family (you guys know who your are). My heart goes out to his family during this rough time. Rest easy brotha<3 xoxo

Jon Hatch was an honorable,

Jon Hatch was an honorable, selfless, young man. He gave joy to all he met. He was respectful and had a wonderful heart. He was much loved by his family and friends.. He served this country as a USMC Corporal.. Jon I truly enjoyed getting to know you and I thank you for the laughter you brought into my life... Forever you will be loved my young friend, and lots of folks will be telling your unborn daughter what a wonderful man her daddy was and would have been... On this day I am Thankful that I had the honor and privilege of calling you friend... I know you are riding streets of gold now ......

Young Marine

This could have been your son, your brother,etc.We are so quick to judge. Bottom line...he was serving our country and a loved one received a terrible call that night.
God bless him and his family.

BACK IN THE OLD DAYS,

BACK IN THE OLD DAYS, CAROLINA BEACH RD. AND BURNETT BLVD. WERE SEPARATED BY A MEDIAN. THERE WAS A TELEPHONE POLE IN THE MIDDLE. THERE WERE SEVERAL ACCIDENTS INVOLVING MARINES IN CARS HITTING THE POLE BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT USE TO THE AREA. THEY WERE GOING TO CAROLINA BEACH FOR A FUN WEEK-END.THIS ROAD WAS REDESIGNED TO ITS PRESENT STATE. CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY.

Praying for the family.

Praying for the family.

Bad intersection

That is a bad intersection that has contribute to alot of deaths over the years and needs to be redesigned. Such a young tradegy.

As i said above, it has been

As i said above, it has been redesigned once, but is still a tricky crossover. Just have to slow down and hope for the best. Do you have any ideas for a solution? I don't know if there is one, as accidents happen any where. still sad for the family.

Solution for intersection

One problem is the median itself. It is 5 inches tall and falling apart. Small stones are breaking off and creating a slippery surface like ball bearings or marbles that can cause motorcycles to slip.
The biggest issue is the highly irregular angles of the intersection. Front street should be blocked off from entering Burnett Rd all together. Just make it a dead end at the ball fields. Next tear down Han-Dee Hugo's and arch Carolina Beach Rd to the left to intersect Burnett Rd at a true 90 degree angle. Cut down those trees at the intersection for greater visibility. There you go, problem solved, lives saved, with the cost of restaurant and a bit of paving. I truly hope a city planner submits this for study, because I truly believe this is the best answer to make this intersection safe. ~Roy Mattison, Engineer

Bad Intersection Really

This is the first death I have heard of at this intersection and it is bad a young man lost his life. However, it is like so many others intersection in town that was designed to be crossed at a certain speed. I am not saying this young man was speeding, just commenting on Dude1's remarks.

The City of Wilmington has given up on enforcing traffic laws in this city. People speed by the police offices and they do nothing. I guess it is time for a new police Chief. One that will do enforce the traffic laws. I remember a Sheriff that I worked for who thought each ticket a deputy wrote was a vote he lost.