A 51-year-old man faces a felony charge of leaving the scene of a fatal accident and a misdemeanor charge of death by motor vehicle after police say his car hit a motorcycle Wednesday evening.
Police arrested Matthew Colvin of 1805 Winway Drive in Raleigh after an officer caught up with his car at Poole Road and Interstate 440.
Bobby Rashad Davis, 35, was riding the Kawasaki motorcycle when it was hit at Poole and Old Poole roads about 5:30 p.m.
Davis died at WakeMed Hospital, police said.
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Police said Colvin turned his 1994 Oldsmobile left from Old Poole Road onto Poole Road, apparently did not see Davis and kept driving after the collision.
Colvin was also charged with driving with a revoked license.
Police ordered a blood test for Colvin as part of their investigation but gave no indication that they thought he was impaired.
In setting bail at $55,000, a magistrate noted that Colvin had a history of failing to appear in court when he was supposed to and appeared to be a flight risk.
State court records showed that Colvin has three pending charges for driving with a revoked license in Harnett County and one for driving while impaired and speeding.
He has a pending charge in Wake County for having fake paperwork for a car registration and no insurance.
Davis is the second motorcyclist to be killed this week when a driver turned in front of him.
On Monday afternoon, De’Andre Lamar Jackson was killed near Cameron Village when a car made a left turn in front of him on Clark Avenue. The driver of the car, Ernestine Leach, 65, was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.