Murder suspect appears in court after Raleigh taxi driver killed in crash

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — The man charged with murder after causing a wreck that killed a taxi driver was in court on Monday.

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The accident happened early Saturday morning at the intersection of New Hope Church Road and Atlantic Avenue in Raleigh.

Police say they were responding to a call about a suspicious vehicle behind the Walmart on New Hope Church Road.

Well heading there, they saw the car that matched the description driving away at a “high rate of speed,” police said.

Police say the driver, 24-year-old Dreshawn Bynum, sped through an intersection and hit a taxi cab.

The driver of the taxi cab was ejected and died at the scene. Police have not yet released his name.

His car slammed into a nearby laundromat. Workers spent the day on Monday repairing the storefront.

Bynum has been charged with murder, stealing a car, hit and run, running from police, and driving while impaired.

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Those are just the latest in a long list of charges the 24-year-old has racked up.

Bynum has been in and out of jail and has spent almost 2 1/2 years behind bars.

From 2011, up until as recently as April of 2017, Bynum has faced various charges of drug possession, stealing a gun, multiple counts of breaking in entering, multiple counts of larceny, assault on a female, assault on a child, violating probation, trespassing, and unauthorized use of a car.

He is now being held without bond.

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