EDEN — A motorcyclist died Saturday after sustaining injuries during a crash on N.C. 87. 

Just after 7:40 p.m. on June 15, Highway Patrol troopers were called to the scene of the motorcycle/motor vehicle collision just outside Eden city limits.

Eric Tijuan Hampton, 40 was traveling southbound on a motorcycle when he crossed the center line and traveled off the roadway, striking a guardrail. 

Hampton was ejected from the motorcycle and died at the scene. 

Investigators believe that speed is the primary contributing factor for the crash. 

Following the guardrail collision, Hampton's motorcycle re-entered the roadway and struck a vehicle traveling northbound.

The driver and passenger of the vehicle were not injured. 

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Joe Dexter is a staff writer for RockinghamNow and covers Reidsville, Wentworth, courts, crime and government.

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