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Greensboro Police Say Driver Was Texting Before Fatal Crash


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9/22/2010
Brent Adams
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On September 21, Greensboro police said that a driver who collided with the back of a motorcycle early on the morning of September 19, causing the motorcycle’s operator to suffer fatal personal injuries, was texting while driving.

 

Police say the collision took place along Interstate 40 near Elm-Eugene Street shortly before 3 a.m.

 

Police apprehended the suspect, 22-year-old Jamarr Kentrell Calhoun, on September 21. He faces charges of texting while operating a motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, failure to reduce speed to avoid a collision, misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, and involuntary manslaughter.

 

The victim, 41-year-old Tyrone Diggs, was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

Calhoun is being held on a $150,000 bond.



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