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Driver charged in fatal hit-and-run of bicyclist

The Greensboro News & Record: Driver charged in fatal hit-and-run of bicyclist

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2009
By DIONI L. WISE
Staff Writer

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GREENSBORO – Police have charged an Eden woman in connection with the hit-and-run death of a bicyclist in northern Guilford County last weekend.

Grayson Dawson, 48, of 702 Moir Mill Road in Eden was charged Monday with felony hit and run, misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and driving while license revoked.

State Highway Trooper T.J. Carter said Dawson, accompanied by her attorney Locke Clifford, turned herself in to Guilford County magistrates and posted a $5,000 unsecured bond to be released.

Clifford said his client had no comment about the case.

Carter said she was driving northbound on North Church Street just north of N.C. 150 on Oct. 24 when she steered left of center and hit David Sherman head-on.

Sherman, who lived at 6103 Gwynedd Road, died instantly.

After the impact, two witnesses saw a silver Dodge Durango make a U-turn to leave the scene.

The Highway Patrol received several phone calls about the SUV and the patrol seized the 1998 Dodge Durango with Rockingham County sheriff’s deputies on Oct. 26 from Dawson’s residence.

The vehicle had heavy damage to the driver’s side of the windshield and hood, including blood splatter on the windshield.

Sherman was an avid musician, runner and bicyclist, according to his obituary.

He leaves behind a wife and two daughters. He worked as a vice president with Sealy Inc. in Trinity for more than 10 years.

A relative of Sherman said that the family did want to comment Monday.