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UPDATE: Stolen motorcycle crash claims driver

By DEUCE NIVEN

tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com

UPDATE

     Investigators have determined the motorcycle involved in a deadly crash in Tabor City on Saturday was one reported stolen from Fort Bragg in July, Maj. Russell Conway of the Tabor City Police Department said.

     That motorcycle was a 2020 Suzuki GSX R-600, police have determined, not a different make and model as they believed Saturday, Conway said.

Original post

     A single-vehicle motorcycle crash claimed the life of a Tabor City man Saturday evening.

     Austin Zachary Graham, 28, died after the 2003 Suzuki GSX 1300 he was operating went out of control on Jarvis Street shortly after 8 p.m., Maj. Russell Conway of the Tabor City Police Department said.

     Graham has recently lived in a Green Sea Road apartment, but Conway said he did not know a current address for him.

     Graham was operating the motorcycle on 2nd Street when it crashed at the corner of Jarvis Street, a short residential street on Tabor City’s west side, Conner said. The motorcycle went off the road to the right, then went through a flower bed, where Graham was ejected from the vehicle before it crashed into a tree.

     Look for more on this story in this week’s Tabor-Loris Tribune in print and online.

     An error in the location of the crash and the model of the motorcycle has been corrected.