DURHAM COUNTY, NC. (THECOUNT) — Raekwon Nixon, of Brooklyn, New York, has been identified as the victim in a Saturday night fatal motorcycle collision in Durham County.

Nixon, 24, was killed in a motorcycle crash involving a hit-and-run vehicle Saturday Night near Durham.


According to reports, Nixon was operating a Honda CBR motorcycle on Holloway St near N Hyde Park Ave in Durham, when a vehicle, operated by 45-year-old Amado Lopez of Durham, came into contact with the bike around 9 p.m. Saturday.

Lopez then fled the scene of the crash and was located by authorities a short time later.

Nixon was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries.

Lopez has been charged with felony hit-and-run resulting in death. He was placed in custody of the Durham County Jail under a $10,000 bond.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember the social media influencer and musician:

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Durham County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 267,587, making it the sixth-most populous county in North Carolina. Its county seat is Durham – Wikipedia.