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Update: Driver in motorcycle crash dies; identity released by authorities

The driver of a motorcycle that crashed in Buncombe County Thursday afternoon, has died from his injuries. Officials say Randy D. Chandler, 27, of Burnsville, was traveling north, drove off the right shoulder and into a ditch before he struck a tree. (Photo credit: WLOS Staff)

The driver of a motorcycle that crashed in Buncombe County Thursday afternoon, has died from his injuries.

The crash happened Thursday on Bear Creek Road at Star Road.

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Officials say, Randy D. Chandler, 27, of Burnsville, was traveling north, drove off the right shoulder and into a ditch before he struck a tree.

He was airlifted to Mission Hospital but they were unable to revive him.

Officials say Chandler was wearing a helmet and alcohol is not suspected.

Speed and no rear brakes were listed as contributing factors at this time.

The motorcycle is a homemade bike with no VIN., registration or insurance.

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