Burgaw man dies in motorcycle crash

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Robert Winston Bennett, Jr. (Photo: Quinn McGowen Funeral Home)

BURGAW, NC (WWAY) — A Burgaw man died in a motorcycle accident early Sunday morning.

The single-vehicle crash occurred at the intersection of New Road and Old River Road around 2:53 a.m.

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The victim, 58-year-old Robert Winston Bennett, Jr., was operating a 2000 Harley Davidson motorcycle.

According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, Bennett was traveling east on New Road and failed to stop at a stop sign.

He struck a highway sign and then a tree. The highway patrol said Bennett died at the scene.