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N.C. Marine killed in motorcycle rally


MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) -- A Marine from Jacksonville, North Carolina, has died following a crash during the first night of the Harley-Davidson spring motorcycle rally here.

Staff Sgt. Michael Delamere died following a crash Friday night on U.S. Highway 17 in Garden City Beach. The Highway patrol says a minivan turned in front of Delamere's motorcycle.

A female passenger, who was not identified by investigators, also was hospitalized.

Delamere was assigned to the Marine Special Operations School at Camp Lejeune.

No charges have been filed but the accident still is being investigated.

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