Larry Barnhill and Joy Walton died after their motorcycle was hit by another vehicle off Castle Hayne road Saturday night. James Corbett was driving home Saturday night when his life changed in an instant. Suzette Corbett, James Corbett's wife, said, "That's something, even when there's an accident, it's hard to cope with. But what I keep reiterating to him is that it was an accident, it was truly an accident." He was attempting to turn left on Rock Hill Road when he hit Larry Barnhill and his girlfriend Joy Walton on their motorcycle. Both were killed. Police say Corbett's vehicle was barely moving when he struck them. He has been charged with driving while impaired, but his blood alcohol level was well below the legal limit. Police say tickets can be handed out even with a blood alcohol level of .03, because there is still a chance it can go up from there. "He was not drunk, that was not the case. We want the family to know that as well, because we don't want them to have that on their hearts," said Mrs. Corbett. Suzette and her husband want the families to know this is a tragedy for them as well. "It was just a terrible accident. Our hearts go out to the families, there were three families, and this was just terrible. And we want to keep everyone in prayer, because this is something that no one wants to go through," said Corbett. WWAY visited the home of Larry Barnhill, but his family was busy making funeral arrangements. His daughter did say that Barnhill loved fishing and riding on his Harley.
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