Springfield police say that the driver in a deadly single car accident went up to officers and demanded to be arrested, as they arrived at the crash site Saturday night.
Police Sgt. John Delaney stated that Daquan M. Warrick, 21, of Springfield, is being charged with motor vehicle homicide while under the influence of alcohol, in connection with the Roosevelt Avenue crash that killed 22 year-old Tayquan Goodman of Springfield.
According to Delaney, Warrick was driving a 2003 Infiniti on Roosevelt Avenue, when he lost control of the vehicle, and crashed into a utility pole and an American International College sign near the college’s Butova Gym. The force of the crash sheared the utility pole in half, and Goodman ended up trapped underneath the car, which came to rest on the lawn of a nearby house.
When police got there, passersby were trying to free Goodman from underneath the car, and Delaney says a shirtless man (later identified as Warrick) approached the officers, screaming that he needed to be arrested because he caused his best friend’s death.
Police and EMTs at the crash site had determined that Goodman indeed had died from his injuries in the crash.
According to Delaney, Warrick was “obviously drunk,” and police had to try to calm him down. Despite his demands to be arrested, he allegedly tried to run away. Inside the car, Delaney says officers found “numerous” liquor and beer containers.
The other two passengers in the vehicle were not injured.
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