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20-Year-Old Dies After Crashing Into Light Pole While On Dirt Bike In Winston-Salem

According to police, Christopher Lackey, 20, was found dead at the scene after he was ejected from his bike upon collision.
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Officers from the Winston-Salem Police Department responded to a dirt bike crash in the 2200 block of Briar Glen Road Sunday morning. 

At the scene, Christopher Austin Lackey, 20,  was found dead in the front yard of a home. 

The initial investigation determined that Lackey was driving a Kawasaki dirt bike west on Briar Glen Road when for unknown reasons at this time, he and the bike failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway and collided with a light pole.

According to police, Lackey was ejected from his bike upon collision, he was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash authorities say. 

The Winston-Salem Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Unit responded and has assumed the investigation, which is ongoing, and no further details pertaining to the crash are available at this time.

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