Fayetteville man arrested in fatal motorcycle crash

Chadwick Davis
Chadwick Davis

FAYETTEVILLE -- A Fayetteville man was arrested Wednesday in connection with manslaughter resulting from a crash in September that killed a motorcyclist.

Chadwick Arnette Davis, 38, of 2456 N. Brophy Circle, Apt. 4., was also arrested in connection with a parole violation and three counts of failure to appear. Davis was being held Thursday at the Washington County Jail in lieu of $75,000 bond. He is set for arraignment Dec. 13.

Fayetteville police responded to a four-vehicle accident on Sept. 9 on Mount Comfort Road, according to affidavit for an arrest warrant. The vehicle driven by Davis was traveling east, swerved into the westbound lane to avoid stopped traffic and struck a west bound motorcycle ridden by Zachary Salley, 43, of Fayetteville, head-on.

A witness told police Davis was approaching the stopped vehicles at a high rate of speed. Davis gave police no information as to why he did not stop before swerving or why he did not see the vehicles stopped in front of him, according to the affidavit.

Police said there were no skid marks or other indication Davis applied his brakes before the initial impact.

A fatal crash report said weather conditions were clear and dry at the time.

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