Henderson resident dies in crash

Apr. 28, 2014 @ 07:10 PM

A 23-year-old Henderson resident died Saturday, April 26, in an accident while driving his motorcycle.

Nicholas Paul Epanchin, of 155 Lakeview Drive, was riding on Purnell Road near Garffe Sherron Road in Wake Forest when his motorcycle collided with a CenturyLink van.

The van was backing into a service driveway off the road, according the State Highway Patrol.

Epanchin struck the van on the rear driver’s side. He died on the scene.

Two others were riding behind him on motorcycles, but neither was injured.

The driver of the van was not injured.