On Aug. 13 at approximately 6:58 p.m., the Goldsboro Police Department responded to a traffic crash at the intersection of E. Elm Street and S. Andrews Avenue.
Upon arriving on the scene, officers discovered that a 29-year-old man, Marquis Jah-El Dawson, operating a 2017 Kawasaki dirt bike traveling eastbound on Elm Street struck the side of a black 2021 Toyota SUV driven by a 53-year-old woman traveling southbound on S. Andrews Avenue. Dawson was pronounced deceased on the scene by EMS personnel.
The female driver of the Toyota SUV was taken by EMS to UNC Health Wayne for further treatment. The dirt bike was later determined to be stolen from the jurisdiction of the Thomasville Police Department in Davidson County, N.C. The traffic crash investigation is still ongoing.