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UPDATE: Name released in deadly motorcycle, tractor trailer crash


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Police are investigating a crash between a motorcycle and tractor trailer that left one person dead in downtown Wilmington Sunday night.

The crash happened around 11:30 p.m. at Front and Marstellar Streets.

Police say the motorcycle driver, John Calderone, was pronounced dead at the scene, after he collided with an 18-wheeler driven by South Carolina Man, Larry Paige.

Dispatchers say the crash shut down the road where train tracks crossed, but it was back open to traffic before 6 a.m.

No word on if charges will be filed. The investigation is ongoing.

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Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace, cousin John - even though we didn't see each other than often, I will always remember your wonderful smile and love of life. You were one of a kind and I will miss you.

JOHN, what a loss of a super

JOHN, what a loss of a super good guy. May you rest in peace. So sad that you are gone. Your smile will last in my memeory forever. God bless you at his side and your family on this earth.

Will miss your handsome face

Will miss your handsome face John. Rest in peace & watch over your dad.Saying prayers for you & your family . You will truly be missed.

I will miss you bro

I will miss you bro and all the good times over the years. Prayers and condolences to the family and all of the people that got to be fortunate to know this man! Rip bro. You will definitely be missed!

Rest In Peace Chach - much

Rest In Peace Chach - much love to you brother and prayers to your family in this time of grieving.

R.I.P Chachi

Gonna miss you and the life you brought to all your friends. Many good times can't stand up to this terrible time for me. Love you, my brother!


Our thoughts are with John's family. RIP my good buddy

Rest in peace John.

Rest in peace John.

I miss and love you buddy!!!

I miss and love you buddy!!!


Thoughts and prayers are with John's family. May God help them through this tragedy.


Rest in peace Johnny.