A gentleman named Andrew Canady was tragically killed last Friday in a motorcycle accident near St. Pauls, North Carolina.  The accident happened on N.C. Highway 20 at around 9:10 pm.  According to available information, a man driving a 2006 Toyota pickup truck was headed east on NC Highway 20 and attempted to pass another vehicle in a no-passing zone when he hit the motorcycle driven by Mr. Canady.  Reports also indicate that the man was driving 65 mph in a 55 mph zone when the wreck occurred.

As a result of the collision, Mr. Canady did not survive.  Mr. Canady was 53 years old and from St. Pauls.  There was a 15-year old passenger on the motorcycle as well who suffered very serious injuries and was flown to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina for treatment.

This is obviously a very tragic accident and one that could have been prevented had the Toyota driver obeyed the very basic rules of the road for passing vehicles.  Instead, he chose to pass in a no-passing zone which resulted in this terrible wreck.  The driver of the pickup has been charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.

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