Victim identified in Greensboro crash investigation turned homicide investigation

(Lindsay Tuman/WGHP)

GREENSBORO, N.C. — A man has died and a crash investigation has turned into a homicide case.

At about 1:22 a.m., officers responded to the 1900 block of Merritt Drive after a car crashed into a home and injuries were reported.

Police found a man in the vehicle suffering from a possible gunshot wound. The man later died. Police believe the victim was the driver. On Wednesday afternoon, Greensboro police identified the victim as Jaishon Darrell Banks, 36, of Greensboro.

Officers are now investigating the case as a homicide.

Police say the car was significantly damaged, but the home, which was occupied at the time, did not suffer any significant structural damage.

Merrit Drive was closed from Mosby Drive to Annadale Drive.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (336) 373-1000 or text the tip to 274637 using the keyword badboyz. All calls to Crime Stoppers are completely anonymous and may result in a reward up to $2,000.

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