Two people killed in motorcycle crash in Wilmington

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Motorcycle Crash

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – Two people were killed in a motorcycle crash in Wilmington Sunday night. 

The accident occurred in the westbound lanes of Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway near Hwy. 133 around 7:50 p.m.

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According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Patrick Jernigan, 52, of Wilmington, lost control of the motorcycle, ran off the road to the right and struck a guardrail.

Jernigan and the his passenger, Holli Vanover, 38, of Leland, were killed.

No other vehicles were involved.

The highway patrol says excessive speed is believed to be a factor.