One dead after dirt bike, 4-wheeler race on Castle St.
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police say one person is dead after a traffic accident Saturday night near S. 10th and Castle Streets. The call came in around 9:00 p.m.
A spokeswoman for WPD says officers arrived at the intersection immediately after the accident.
Witnesses reported that a dirt bike and 4-wheeler appeared to be racing westbound on Castle St at a high rate of speed without any lights. A Jeep Cherokee traveling eastbound began to turn northbound onto S. 10th St when the dirt bike collided with the front right quarter panel. The rider was ejected across the roadway and died from his injuries a short time later at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
The person operating the 4-wheeler stopped for a moment but then fled the scene once police arrived.