On September 7, a man died of the personal injuries he suffered when the motorcycle he was operating struck a speed bump on Prospect Road near the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, according to the state Highway Patrol.


According to 1st Sgt. Freddy Johnson, 38-year-old Laurinburg resident Ronn Terrell Deese was northbound at a rate of 90 mph when the occurred shortly before 1:30 a.m.


Johnson said that Deese was in the middle of the road when his 2003 Harley-Davidson motorcycle hit the slightly raised bump in a pedestrian crosswalk near UNCP and collided with a street sign, ejecting him.


Johnson said that Deese was wearing a helmet, but the helmet did not meet approved safety standards.


Johnson said that Deese received transport to Southeastern Regional Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.

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