Denzel Kewon Poole, 26, had just gotten married the day before
The driver of an all-terrain vehicle died Wednesday after an ATV crash in Mebane while being pursued by the N.C. Highway Patrol.
The agency confirmed Thursday that Denzel Kewon Poole, 26, succumbed to his injuries Wednesday evening. Poole had just gotten married on Tuesday, his widow told the Times-News.
About 5:41 p.m. Wednesday, dispatchers in Greensboro received a complaint about an ATV traveling east on Interstate 40/85, and broadcast the information to troopers in Alamance County.
At 5:48 p.m., an Alamance County-based trooper saw a man driving an ATV in the inside lane, next to the wall, and clocked the vehicle at 83 mph between Haw River and Mebane.
Not only was it against the law for the vehicle to be speeding, but it was illegal for Poole to be operating an ATV on the road since it wasn’t registered, insured and outfitted with tires rated for the highway, said Sgt. Michael Stuart.
The trooper tried to stop the ATV and advised dispatchers he was involved in a chase.
The ATV exited the interstate onto N.C. 119 and traveled south before running off the road at 5:49 p.m. and striking a utility pole near Kimrey Road.
Poole, of Lithonia, Ga., was pronounced dead at the scene by medics. Investigators are unsure whether Poole was under the influence of any impairing substance at the time of the crash.
Stuart said a portion of N.C. 119, from Kimrey Road to Jim Minor Road, was blocked off for roughly two hours after the crash.
This guy had some serious criminal record
Deputies seize 20,000 prescription pills, stolen guns from Durham home; 22-year-old sought
Posted March 13, 2014
Durham, N.C. — The Durham County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help to locate a 22-year-old man wanted for the possession of more than 20,000 prescription pills and at least three stolen firearms.
Investigators went to a home in the 2700 block of Hinson Drive Thursday searching for Denzel Kewon Poole, who is also a suspect in several Senoia, Ga., pharmacy burglaries.
Poole was not in the home, but Durham County deputies found and seized several firearms, more than 13,000 hydrocodone pills, $10,000 in cash and $4,000 of counterfeit money. Deputies also found more than 400 morphine pills, hundreds of clonazepam and codeine pills and thousands of other non-narcotic prescription pills.
The estimated street value of the narcotics is $200,000, authorities said.
Stolen firearms in the home included an AR-15 rifle reported stolen in Statesville, a Smith & Wesson .380-caliber semi-automatic pistol reported stolen in Orange County and a Smith & Wesson .38-caliber revolver reported stolen in Durham.
Poole has been charged in Durham County with possession of a stolen firearm, maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of manufacturing, selling or delivering a controlled substance, trafficking opium or heroin and multiple charges of possession of a controlled substance.
Anyone with information about Poole's whereabouts should call the Durham County Sheriff's Office crime tip line at 919-560-7151 or Durham Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.