Greensboro Native, Jorge Arango, Dies in Motorcycle Wreck

Jorge Arango

Funeral services will be held today to honor the life of Jorge Francisco Arango, a 22-year-old student from Greensboro, NC who was killed in a motorcycle accident last weekend.

Jorge was riding his motorcycle on Morrisville Parkway in Morrisville, NC when another vehicle crossed into his lane of travel without warning.

SUV driver Vincent Colucci, 55, was not injured in the crash. No charges have been filed against Mr. Colucci as the Wake County District Attorney’s Office is awaiting autopsy results. The official accident report has not yet been released.

At the time of his death, Jorge Arango was a student at NC State University in Raleigh. He was a junior pursuing a degree in music, business and criminology at the university. After graduating from Western Guilford High School in Greensboro, Jorge studied for a short while at UNC Greensboro before transferring to State.

According to his obituary in The Greenville News, Jorge loved mountain biking and motorcycling. He worked on bicycles at Performance Bikes and hit the trails in the Raleigh area regularly.

Jorge also had a passion for dogs. He had a 100% adoption success rate as a dog foster parent, and instead of flowers, his family requests memorial donations be made to Wake County Animal Center in Raleigh.

Clearly, such a promising young man will be missed by many teachers, friends and family in both Raleigh and here in his hometown.

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