“Tragic Crash Claims Lives of Two Teenagers: William Locklear and Anthony Bethea”

By | July 21, 2023



Two teenagers tragically lost their lives in a dirt bike accident in Robeson County, North Carolina. The incident occurred late on Thursday evening, according to an official report. 1st Sgt. S.B. Lewis of the North Carolina Highway Patrol stated that the crash took place around 10 p.m. at the intersection of Modest Road and Winston Road.

The investigation conducted by the NCHP revealed that both the dirt bike and a pickup truck were traveling east on Modest Road at the time of the collision. Unfortunately, the dirt bike had no lights equipped and veered into the middle of the eastbound lane. As a result, the truck struck the bike, with the front bumper wedging the dirt bike in place.

Tragically, the two teenagers who were riding the dirt bike were ejected from the vehicle upon impact. They have been identified as 16-year-old William Locklear and 15-year-old Anthony Bethea. The exact details surrounding the accident have not yet been disclosed.

This devastating incident serves as a somber reminder of the importance of practicing road safety. It is crucial for all motorists, regardless of their mode of transportation, to adhere to traffic laws and regulations. Equipping vehicles, especially motorcycles and dirt bikes, with proper lighting is essential for visibility on the road, especially during low-light conditions.

The loss of these two young lives is a heart-wrenching tragedy that has left the community grieving. The impact of such an accident is far-reaching, affecting not only the families and friends of the victims but also the wider community. As news of the incident spreads, it is hoped that it will serve as a reminder for everyone to prioritize safety on the roads.

Our thoughts and condolences go out to the families and loved ones of William Locklear and Anthony Bethea during this difficult time. May their souls rest in peace..