EMPORIA, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man was killed when he lost control of his vehicle as he led a sheriff’s deputy on a car chase, police said.
The Virginia State Police said it is investigating the deadly crash in Greensville County.
A State Police news release says Daiquan Tarez Wright, 25, of Emporia, drove off and refused to stop for a Greensville County sheriff’s deputy who responded to a disturbance call at a motel. The caller who reported the disturbance complained about loud music coming from Wright’s car in the motel parking lot.
Wright was fleeing from the deputy when he drove over standing water and lost control of his white Ford Crown Victoria, which overturned after it struck a mailbox, fire hydrant, a fence and a tree, police said.
Wright wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, according to police. He died at the scene of the crash.