Man charged with death by vehicle following June motorcycle crash

Published 11:05 am Monday, August 20, 2018

SALISBURY — A Salisbury man has been charged with felony death by vehicle after a June motorcycle crash.

Thomas Dax Llewellyn, 31, was traveling north June 22 when his motorcycle crashed into the back of a Toyota Corolla in the 2900 block of West Innes Street.

The driver of the Toyota, Luann Kay Taylor of Rockwell, had stopped to wait for oncoming traffic to make a left turn at West Innes Church of Christ.

Llewellyn failed to reduce his speed and crashed into the back of the car, authorities said. Both he and his passenger, Jennifer Nicole Burch, 27, were ejected as the motorcycle skidded, ran off the road and landed in a ditch.

Burch was killed in the collision. According to an N.C. Highway Patrol report, her helmet was not properly fastened and came off.

She left behind a 5-year-old daughter and her parents, Nancy and Rocky Burch.

Llewellyn was charged Sunday with felony death by vehicle, driving while his license was revoked and failure to reduce speed.

He is being held at the Rowan County Detention Center under a $2,500 secured bond, with a court appearance scheduled Tuesday.