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.
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.