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New River Marine dies in motorcycle wreck

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A Marine stationed in the east was killed over the weekend riding his motorcycle in a parking lot.

The Highway Patrol says it happened around 6 o'clock Saturday evening at the Coastal Planes Raceway in Jacksonville.
    
24-year-old Loron Melton, a Marine with the 2nd MAW and stationed at Marine Corps Air Station New River was doing a burn out on his motorcycle in the parking lot. He lost control, dropped the bike, and slid into 3 parked cars.
    
Troopers say the cause of the crash was reckless driving.
    
Melton was wearing a helmet at the time.

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