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Man charged in connection with fatal Raleigh motorcycle wreck

Posted October 29, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014

Matthew Colvin

— A 51-year-old man has been charged in connection with a fatal wreck involving a motorcycle, Raleigh police said.

According to investigators, Matthew Colvin hit Bobby Rashad Davis with his 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Old Poole Road and Poole Road.

Davis, 35, was taken to WakeMed, where he later died.

Colvin, who was not injured in the wreck, left the scene, police said. He was later stopped by a Raleigh police officer and arrested.

Colvin, of 1805 Winway Dr., is charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle, felony hit and run, improper left turn and driving with a suspended driver's license.

He was in the Wake County jail Thursday.

An investigation of the wreck is ongoing.


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  • Sean Dowe Oct 30, 2014
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    It takes a special kind of low to leave a fellow human lying in the street .

  • 68_dodge_polara Oct 30, 2014

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    Good point.

  • Life-goes-on. Oct 30, 2014

    He's a sorry human being. Leaving the scene shows his lack of morals and lack of empathy for others. LOOK TWICE SAVE A LIFE.

  • miseem Oct 30, 2014

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    Since you are wandering afield from the untimely death of a motorcyclist to issue derogatory comments on voting rights, I'll do the same.

    So we should concentrate on one issue at a time? Who selects the issue and what should be done about it? Then when we get some new issue to worry about, what do we do. Put the old one back in a folder and forget about it? I don't see anything wrong with working from several angles on different problems. And despite you opinion that voting rights are not such a big deal, a lot of people do. Almost as many as feel it is their right to stick their nose into a woman's right to get a legal abortion without roadblocks intended to make it harder. In fact, the same thing some legislators have done to make casting a legal vote harder.

    And since you have so many ideas, what would you do to prevent unlicensed drivers driving? Keep them locked up? If so, who will pay the bill for that?

  • ecp1951 Oct 30, 2014

    another upstanding citizen! prayers to the family of the deceased.

  • babylaceycarpenter Oct 30, 2014

    This dude kinda looks like Barber

  • Patricia Gonzales Oct 30, 2014
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    Matthew Colvin has an extensive criminal record as well. Check it out! His license are REVOLKED!

  • 68_dodge_polara Oct 30, 2014

    Another death because a cager turned left in to the path of a motorcyclist...

  • PITNSMOKE Oct 30, 2014

    Criminal breaking the law and kills someone. Bet you he will not pull time and the results are the same criminal gets away with breaking the law and will keep breaking the law. We worry about concealed weapon holders, please those are the people abiding by the law. Rev. Barber and your worried about him voting and not having an ID.

  • Justin Case Oct 30, 2014
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    Mr. Colvin has at least 2 arrests for DUI, the most recent in December 2013. No worries though, he'll be out in no time.