Salisbury man dies in motorcycle crash on Long Ferry Road

  • Posted: Friday, August 2, 2013 2:30 p.m.

A Salisbury man was killed early this morning in a motorcycle wreck on Long Ferry Road.

Dennis Ray Cochell, 51, of Lilian Circle, was traveling west on Long Ferry Road around 5:12 a.m. when he crossed the center line and ran off the road to the left, a N.C. State Highway Patrol report said.

The motorcycle struck a ditch and Cochell was thrown off into a culvert. He was not wearing a helmet.

The motorcycle came to rest in the yard of a home at 1605 Long Ferry Road.

Cochell was going about 40 mph in a 45 mph zone when he lost control of the motorcycle and had slowed to 35 mph when he hit the ditch, the report said. Alcohol is not suspected as a factor in the crash.

No other vehicles were involved.

It is unclear what made Cochell cross the center line.

Trooper J.P. Page investigated the crash.

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