Fatal motorcycle accident reported in Asheboro

(Andrew Bray/WGHP)

(Andrew Bray/WGHP)

ASHEBORO, N.C. — Police are investigating a fatal crash on South Fayetteville Street in Asheboro.

The crash was reported shortly after 9 p.m. on South Fayetteville Street near Henry James Bar B Que, according to Randolph County Emergency Services.

According to State Highway Patrol, a motorcyclist was traveling north on South Fayetteville Street on a grey Suzuki motorcycle when the individual ran into the back of a red flatbed truck carrying construction equipment. The motorcyclist was killed.

The portion of South Fayetteville Street around the accident has been closed off while officials clear the scene and is expected to reopen by sunrise.

The driver of the truck was taken to the hospital. His condition is not currently known.

No other information is available.

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74 comments

  • Amoree Sade

    Also like I said the whole story and the TRUTH is not being reported. If it was some of these ignorant comments would stop!!!!!

  • Someonethatknowsthelaw

    For those not versed in the law a police officer can not simply get a tag and go get them later. Take this incident as an example……. the driver was most likely wearing a helmet, coat, and long pants (typical motorcycle attire). There is no way a officer can positively identify that the person driving. So if they cant prove who was driving they cant charge them later. Just because someone is the registered owner of a vehicle does not mean they are always the one driving.

  • Beardo

    His prior record shows that he has a history of driving without a license or a revoked license. Maybe that is why he didn’t stop. Like everyone above stated, if he were a good man, he would have stopped at the first blue light. Obviously, he had issues and now his family is paying for his selfishness.

  • lorraine

    For you idiots wanting to pull his record and go by the fact that he had no license and wanna use that to say he was a bad person, let me school you since you are obviously very ignorant and obviously didn’t have the pleasure of knowing him. Anyone who met and knew him loved him from the beginning. Always willing to help anyone out. Would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. And for those of you saying he was selfish, his children were his life, along with his family and anyone he cared about. It’s easy to judge someone you don’t know and knew nothing about from one instance in their life. But I knew him for 14 years, have 2 of his children and even though we were no longer together and had our moments he was always, always there for me through anything. I hate this whole situation, but those who know the facts know that he was chased from 705 in seagrove all the way to asheboro. I am sorry but the cops were also a part of putting other people’s lives in danger by continuing to chase that far. If was here today, he would agree that he was wrong, cause that was who he was. But you won’t find the ones chasing him admit that they should have let it go. While you are sitting here bashing someone you didnt even know, remember that no matter what happen and who was wrong there is a grieving family that includes his kids that loved him and knew the true person he was. It’s sad that so many people can judge someone they didn’t even know at such a horrible time in other people’s lives. I pray that none of you ever know the pain that his children and family are feeling right now and have others who didn’t know that person judge them. I don’t care whose fault what was, this is a huge tragedy in the lives are very many so instead of bashing how about paying that his children and family find peace. But I guess some of you are the ignorant ones.

    • jenspug

      I’m sure he was a good person, but it doesn’t change that fact that he made a fatal decision. If the police were to ignore people breaking the law, we would have an uncivilized society. There may be a point where they have to give up because of the risk to the public, but no one can say at this moment exactly when that call should have been made in this situation. The fact remains that the rider was breaking the law and in his choice to not pull over, it has affected his life, his family and friends. But it was his choice.

      • lorraine

        And obviously you couldn’t comprehend the whole point of my message. It was to people who wanna judge him, like the idiots pulling up his criminal record, the idiots saying he deserved to die. Everyone makes mistakes, everyone makes bad choices and yes his choice cost his life. I don’t need you or anyone else helping me or my grieving children face that fact. My whole point was for people to have compassion for his children, his family and stop being so judgemental. But I know there will always be those type of people in the world. I pray none of them ever be faced with this pain.

  • Beardo

    Guess your reading between the lines is all that matters to you – good person or not, he paid for his actions with his life.

  • frank sinner

    This guy was 34 years old check out his criminal record and had not had a license since 2001 !! He made his choice !!

  • sunshine

    I knew Rashad and can’t believe he is gone. Who knows what really happened but the Lord who is our judge, and who Rashad will answer to. No one should judge him or anyone involved in this situation. Missteps were made, and Rashad paid with his life. I pray his family finds peace in this time of tragedy. I’m sorry for your loss and I hope those who judge, know that one day you will face judgment as well. Rashad was a sweetheart, and left an impression on me of a caring and kind man that loved his family. No one is perfect, and we all could be one mistake away from being in a situation that cost your life as well…

  • Jacqueline Maness

    I find it very interesting that a lot of people have sooooooo much to say about this situation and the Person involved when non of YOU actually know what happen. All facts about this tragedy haven’t been presented. I have had my dealings with the cops and I know how they can be. Asheboro cops are one of the worst. SO BEFORE I SAY OR DO SOMETHING I MIGHT REGRET Y’ALL IGNORANT INDIVIDUALS PLEASE WATCH YOUR MOUTH, PLEASE GET OR KNOW ALL FACTS BEFORE JUDGING SOMEONE BASED ON LAW ENFORCEMENT!! I have plenty of family members that are law enforcement officers and NOT ONE OF THEM HAVE PUT THEMSELVES OR SOMEONE ELSE IN DANGER. MY HEART BREAKS FOR MY FAMILY AND HIS GIRLS…….RASHAD WAS MY NEIGHBOR GROWING UP HE WAS BEYOND SWEET. PLEASE PRAY FOR HIS CHILDREN, HIS PARENTS, HIS SIBLINGS, AND OUR ENTIRE FAMILY!! I BELIEVE IN GOD AND I BELIEVE THAT GOD WILL BRING ANY AND EVERY UNKNOWN FACT TO THE LIGHT!! I CAN’T STOP ANYONE FROM POSTING NEGATIVE THINGS HOWEVER IT WOULD BE NICE FOR THE STUPID COMMENTS TO BE LEFT INSIDE YOUR BRAIN!!! RASHAD I LOVE YOU AND I WILL MISS YOU SOOO MUCH!!!! I LOVE YOU ALWAYS!!! ~Twick~

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