A Rowan County man faces charges after a motorcycle driver died Thursday in a traffic crash in Lexington, authorities said.
Tony Lewis Smyre, 40, of Spencer is charged with felony death by motor vehicle, driving while impaired and driving with a revoked license, Lexington police said.
Smyre was being held Thursday night in the Davidson County Jail with is bond set at $50,000, police said. Smyre is scheduled to appear in court Monday.
Lexington police went to a traffic crash Wednesday involving a SUV and motorcycle on West Fifth Avenue at U.S. 29/70, police said.
Kyle Franklin Blackwell, 30, the motorcycle driver, was severely injured in the crash, police said.
Officers and emergency medical technicians attempted life-saving measures, but Blackwell died at the scene, police said.
The crash remains under investigation.
Anyone with information about this incident can call Lexington police at 336-243-3302 or Lexington Area Crime Stoppers at 336-243-2400.
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