MOORESBORO — A motorcyclist was killed Saturday when a car crossed the centerline and hit the rider head-on.
Jamie Alvin Saine, 46, of Mooresboro, was traveling west on State Line Road when an eastbound 2006 Honda Accord, driven by Terry McGill, of Forest City, veered over the centerline and struck Saine driving a 2000 Suzuki Cruiser, according to trooper Brian McDaniel of the N.C. Highway Patrol.
A second motorcyclist and friend of Saine managed to escape impact with the car, but slammed his bike into a ditch. Johnny Harris, Jr., 52, also of Mooresboro, suffered broken bones from the crash. He was riding behind Saine at the time, McDaniel said.
McGill was charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle in the 12:15 p.m. crash, reports show.
Those who knew Saine described him as a motorcycle enthusiast.
“He loved motorcycles,” his wife Pam Saine said. “He’d ride everyday. Rain, sleet or snow — it didn’t matter because he was ready to get on it.”
Jamie also played in a band alongside his father, James Saine. They called the group, Saine Asylum.
They were scheduled to perform Friday night at Shaking D’z in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
“I’m still going to do it. He’d want me to do it,” James said of his son. “I don’t know if I’ll be able to open my mouth.”
James said his son and namesake first learned to play drums when he was 14 years old.
“Then he wanted to learn to play the bass guitar. He wanted to be out front so everyone could see him play,” James said.
In addition to a love of motorcycles, James said his son loved to fish.
Pam said her husband loved his family. Along with Pam, his wife of 17 years, Jamie’s survivors include three children and a grandson, who was especially on the loving end of Jamie’s affection.
Plans call for a benefit concert on Nov. 20 at Shaking D’z with proceeds going to Jamie’s wife and family.
A funeral and visitation was Tuesday at Harrelson Funeral Chapel. An online registry is available at www.harrelsonfuneralhome.com.