Rowan County man killed in motorcycle crash

ASHEVILLE A Rowan County man was killed Sunday after his motorcycle crashed into a pickup truck on Interstate 40, Asheville police said. Full Story
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Ghost dog

Spartanburg, SC

#1 Apr 27, 2009
Lots of people can afford a motorcycle.
Less actually know how to ride one.
eanxdiver

Clemmons, NC

#4 Apr 27, 2009
I was there and saw him laying on the side of the road. If he could ride or not or how much is bike cost is beside the point. He is being missed by someone. If anyone from his family reads this I would like you to know that your family is in or prayers. All my wife and I could talk about for the next four hours home was this man.
ghost rider

Jonesborough, TN

#5 Apr 27, 2009
we mourn the loss of a brother today and for the rest of time. Donovan you will be missed, i did not know you very well but what i knew of you after meeting this weekend i would of had a blast getting to know you. to your family we in the ghost riders are sorry for your loss.
LJ TN
JD - Raleigh NC

Hillsborough, NC

#6 Apr 27, 2009
We were there also. I know very little about bikes, but would like to own one.. one day.. but not sure if my wife will let me after seeing the accident. My wife and I talked about the accident all the way back to Raleigh. We stopped in Hickory to eat lunch and said a prayer for him and his family. To the family of Mr. Donovan Michael English may God be with you during the time of your lost
mcgwire

Concord, NC

#7 Apr 27, 2009
eanxdiver wrote:
I was there and saw him laying on the side of the road. If he could ride or not or how much is bike cost is beside the point. He is being missed by someone. If anyone from his family reads this I would like you to know that your family is in or prayers. All my wife and I could talk about for the next four hours home was this man.
Thank you for your kindness, I am a friend of the family and I know they appreciate your thoughts and prayers.
Unfortunately there are others that
feel that THEIR assumptions and comments are worthy of being put on this site. Mr.English has 3
children and a very loving familywho are devastated. He was an experienced rider but got into gravel and lost control. Thank you again for your kind words and I pray that when other people experience the sadness and loss that this family is going through that others use more concern in the comments that they choose to express.
Duck FLMC

United States

#8 Apr 27, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers goes out to him, his family and Club. FLMC lost 2 bros to a DWI suspect who crossed the centerline and took 4 of 6 bikes out in our pack last weekend in Goldsboro, NC.....2 dead at the scene, 1 still in the hospital trying to save his leg, 2 thank God have been released from the Hospital.
GRMC's from our area frequents our clubhouse on Race Days and we're looking forward to May 24, seeing everybody safe again!
Duck
Jess

Mooresville, NC

#9 Apr 27, 2009
Ghost Dog wrote:
And Ghost Dog Asheville could afford the things I have if he pimped his wife out to black men like I do.
Thats a really crappy thing to say at a time like this. I was a good friend of donovans, and this has been a shocker to everyone. I know his family and all of his other friends have been devastated since the accident. He will be dearly missed.

“Think before you write!”

Since: Nov 08

United States

#10 Apr 27, 2009
Ghost dog wrote:
Lots of people can afford a motorcycle. Less actually know how to ride one.
What a silly comment (and that's "silly" as in "absurd", not "funny"). A man dies in a vehicle accident, and you make some one-sentence rant against, well..., I'm not sure ~what~ it's against. Have some respect, dude...
Jim Greenwood

AOL

#13 Apr 27, 2009
Ghost dumpling,
You're perfectly capable of slandering yourself with your never ending, outrageous lies.
concerned

Milton, FL

#14 Apr 27, 2009
how old was Donovan?

Since: Sep 08

Hendersonville, NC

#15 Apr 27, 2009
A human killed in a traffic incident is tragic to the family.I've noticed many a "biker" ride the center line and over it just challenging the big rigs and any driver as if I dare you to hit me attitude.
Imaclark2

AOL

#16 Apr 27, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Donovan's family. Donovan-our memories of you go way back and it was good to see you again this weekend. We are glad that we had the opportunity after all the time that has passed. Your brothers and sisters from the Ghost Rider nation will miss you bro!

RT & Alien
Scotland County GRMC
JAMIE MYERS

United States

#17 Apr 27, 2009
eanxdiver wrote:
I was there and saw him laying on the side of the road. If he could ride or not or how much is bike cost is beside the point. He is being missed by someone. If anyone from his family reads this I would like you to know that your family is in or prayers. All my wife and I could talk about for the next four hours home was this man.
I APPRECIATE YOUR THOUGHTS AND TIME TO POST YOUR COMMENT ABOUT OUR DEAR FRIEND AND FATHER OF 3 BEAUTIFUL KIDS THAT WILL BE MISSED DEARLY. HE TRULY WAS A GOOD PERSON AND WOULD HELP ANYONE. DONAVAN (BIG D) WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN..TO THE FAMILY YOUR IN OUR THOUGHTS & PRAYERS..
Justsayin

Suffolk, VA

#18 Apr 27, 2009
Gravel got my number once. It sucked. I promptly fixed and sold the bike. I love riding, but there is such a small margin of error on a bike that almost anything can be fatal. A few summers back I had a week where I hit a deer on the interstate, and 4 days later my truck got totalled by an uninsured mexican. I could easily have been on my bike for either one of those, and that would have been all for me. I will stick to cars for the time being. My condolances to the family.
eanxdiver

Clemmons, NC

#19 Apr 27, 2009
I have been searching the internet to find an address to send flowers. The paper doesnt have the obits listed for Donovan. Does anyone know how old his kids were, and how old Donovan was? Does the family need anything. My wife and I live in the HP area and would like to help if we could. Thou we didnt know Donovan he changed my wife and i's life for ever!! I will never let someone I love leave without telling them how much I love them, we are put on this earth for a very short time and seeing something like this makes one realize how fragile life is. If anyone can give me the info i asked for and doesnt want it to be public info please email to: eanxdiver29@hotmail.com
Thanks,
May God Bless.....
Suspicious

Asheville, NC

#20 Apr 27, 2009
I dunno. Driving into downtown this morning on 240 there were 2 motomorons going 20+ over the limit and weaving in and out of lanes. As long as you have mentally defective idiots like them operating motorcycles, these stories will continue. Sad.
JAMIE MYERS

United States

#21 Apr 27, 2009
eanxdiver wrote:
I have been searching the internet to find an address to send flowers. The paper doesnt have the obits listed for Donovan. Does anyone know how old his kids were, and how old Donovan was? Does the family need anything. My wife and I live in the HP area and would like to help if we could. Thou we didnt know Donovan he changed my wife and i's life for ever!! I will never let someone I love leave without telling them how much I love them, we are put on this earth for a very short time and seeing something like this makes one realize how fragile life is. If anyone can give me the info i asked for and doesn't want it to be public info please email to: eanxdiver29@hotmail.com
Thanks,
May God Bless.....
Donavon was 41 years of age & his son Little Man is 4 yrs old. He has two daughters 18, and 21 years old. The Salisbury post.com will be receiving information on the arrangements within the next few days & should assist you with all the information. If you want to contact me feel free at bradyjamie@bellsouth.net
eanxdiver

Clemmons, NC

#22 Apr 27, 2009
Suspicious wrote:
I dunno. Driving into downtown this morning on 240 there were 2 motomorons going 20+ over the limit and weaving in and out of lanes. As long as you have mentally defective idiots like them operating motorcycles, these stories will continue. Sad.
So cars do not weave in and out of traffic??????

Since: Nov 08

The Mountains of WNC

#24 Apr 27, 2009
redneck hater wrote:
Another noise polluter off the road. They don't call them donor-cycles for nothing. Hope some person in need was able to use his corneas, or other body organs, it there were any left.
Can't you see your way clear to at least show some compassion for this man's family? Your personal opinion about motorcycles doesn't mean anything at this point.
lwr

Nashville, TN

#25 Apr 27, 2009
RIP Bro....Prayers are with the family.

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