Moped driver killed in crash near Monkey Junction

Moped driver dies in crash on Antoinette Drive (Photo: Kevin Dumas/WWAY)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A man has died after crashing his moped on Friday afternoon near Monkey Junction.

The NC Highway Patrol says it happened around 1:00 p.m. on Antoinette Drive.

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Troopers say the moped driver hit a spot of loose gravel, then ran into the ditch. His body landed in a homeowner’s yard on a brick flowerbed.

Neighbors performed CPR.

EMS took the moped driver to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Troopers believe speed was a factor.

No word yet on the man’s identity.