Pinehurst Suffers Heart Attack, Dies in Wreck
A Pinehurst man died Sunday afternoon after he had a heart attack and wrecked his motorcycle in Randolph County, according to reports in the Courier-Tribune in Asheboro.
John William Yates, 59, wrecked his motorcycle at 1:06 p.m. just west of a gas station at the intersection of N.C. 42 and N.C. 13. Yates hit a road sign, then a bridge railing across the road and was ejected from the motorcycle. He died at the scene.
According to the paper, a state trooper said Yates was part of a group of about a dozen or so friends riding to Morrow Mountain State Park.
The group was not part of any formal ride, the Courier-Tribune reported.
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