Man Killed While Operating Stolen Dirt Bike

GOLDSBORO – Police have identified a man who died in a traffic accident around 6:58pm Sunday.

Goldsboro Police said the accident occurred at the intersection of E. Elm Street and S. Andrews Avenue. Officers said Marquis Jah-El Dawson, age 29, was operating a 2017 Kawasaki dirt bike, traveling eastbound on Elm Street, when he collided with 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.

Police said the dirt bike had been reported stolen to the Thomasville Police Department in Davidson County.

The traffic crash investigation is still ongoing.


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