A motorcyclist on Rough and Ready Road died Sunday afternoon after crashing on a curve in the 3000 block. Witnesses said the man apparently lost control, struck a private road sign, went off the right side of the highway, and crashed in a ditch.
Trooper K.D. Ivey said the victim was Shane Thomas Presnell, 42, of Rough and Ready Road. Presnell was travelling east on Rough and Ready when his 2002 Suzuki left the road on the right side and struck a private road sign at approximately 45 miles per hour.
The motorcycle then struck a ditch, ejecting Presnell. He also landed in the ditch.
The crash was called in around 1:42 pm, Ivey said.
There was no indication that speed, alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash, Ivey said.
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