Driver arrested after motorcyclist killed in crash on East Market Street in Greensboro

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — A man faces charges after he allegedly caused a crash that killed a motorcyclist, according to police.

On Monday, police say 46-year-old Franklin George Poole Jr., of Greensboro, was driving a red 2001 Yamaha XVS1100 motorcycle west on East Market Street.

Allen Reginald Dawkins, 46, of Greensboro, was driving a 2013 Chevrolet Taho east on the same road.

At about 8:32 p.m., Dawkins tried to make a left turn on North English Street on a solid green light but failed to yield for Poole’s motorcycle.

The motorcycle collided with the front of the Tahoe.

Poole was taken to a hospital and died of his injuries. Dawkins was not injured.

Dawkins was arrested and charged with failing to yield to right of way and misdemeanor death by a motor vehicle.

He is being held with a $50,000 bond.

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