Man in jail after fatal hit-and-run in Greensboro; turned himself in

GREENSBORO, N.C. — A suspect turned himself into jail Saturday after a fatal crash in Greensboro, according to a Greensboro Police Department news release.

Justin Franklin Marshall Covington, 28, of McLeansville, was arrested by Greensboro police.

Covington is charged with felony hit and run and is under a $100,000 secured bond, the release says.

His next court date is Monday, according to Guilford County sheriff inmate records.

Police say Joseph Danny Brown, 43, of Julian, was on a 2019 Honda motorcycle headed north on South English Street at 6:42 a.m. on Thursday when he went into the intersection and hit a car, believed to have been a dark green sedan, that was headed east on McConnell Road and didn’t stop at the stoplight.

Brown was thrown from the motorcycle and critically injured.

He was taken to Moses Cone Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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