Breaking News: North Carolina Motorcyclist Killed When Tractor-Trailer Driver Runs Red Light

March 22 , 2024

Winston-Salem, North Carolina – February 28, 2024 – According to the Charlotte Observer a motorcyclist was killed when a tractor-trailer collided with him, North Carolina police said.

A semi-truck hauling a trailer ran a red light at an intersection in Winstom-Salem at about 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, and crashed into a 37-year-old man riding a motorcycle, according to a Winston-Salem Police Department news release. The motorcyclist, James Daniel Williams, was taken to the hospital following the wreck, but died shortly after arriving, police said.

Officers found the semi-truck a “short distance” from the parkway, and both the 22-year-old driver and the 23-year-old passenger inside had no injuries, according to the department.

The driver, Mustafa Manena, was charged with failure to stop at a steady red light and misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, according to police. Manena is scheduled to appear in court April 2, 2024. He has been released since being charged, the department said.

Williams was an office assistant at the Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem, Wake Forest University Chaplain Tim Auman said in a statement. He was a “kindhearted, hard-working colleague” who began working at the museum last year. “We will miss Daniel and the many ways he made an impact on the Wake Forest community,” Auman wrote in the statement.

Our thoughts are with Daniel’s friends, family, and loved ones during this tragic time.

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