Lumberton, NC (February 17, 2021) – A 50-year-old Pembroke man died following a crash between a motorcycle and a truck in Lumberton on Wednesday. The crash happened around 12:30 p.m. near Island Grove and Melinda roads.
According to Sgt. X.S. McPherson of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Benny Ray Bullard was operating a Harley Davidson motorcycle when he tried to pass a car in front of him. As he was in the other lane, his motorcycle collided head-on with a Ford pickup truck driven by 68-year-old Edward Ben Smith, Jr. of Red Springs. Smith was traveling southbound at the time of the crash.
Bullard died as a result of the accident while Smith was airlifted to Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach for treatment of serious injuries. There is no further information on his condition at this time.