Fatal Motorcycle Accident Claims life on local man.

On Saturday, September 17, at approximately 1:35 p.m., the NC State Highway Patrol responded to and investigated a fatal collision in Watauga County on US 421 at Landfill Road.

A 2012 Ford pickup truck was traveling west on US 421, attempted to turn left onto Landfill Road, failed to yield the right of way, and collided with an eastbound 2001 Yamaha motorcycle. The driver of the Ford, James Hodges Jr., 81, of Boone, received minor injuries. The driver of the Yamaha, Benjamin Corey Trivette, 28, of Boone, succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Investigating troopers will be in consultation with the Watauga County District Attorney’s Office concerning any charges.

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