Chesterfield Crash Claims Two Lives
Two people died in a single car crash in Chesterfield Wednesday just before midnight.
Leonard: An officer patrolling the area noticed a vehicle with its four-way flashers on in the left-turn lane of Route 10, where it would make a turn to go north on Jeff Davis. When the officer turned on the lights of the police car, the vehicle pulled away and did make the left turn onto Route 10 northbound and quickly accelerated.
Major Carl Leonard, Chesterfield Police.
Leonard: Shortly after it made a quick right turn onto 288 South and then got onto I95 South. As soon as the vehicle got onto 95 and quickly pulled away from the officers, who at that time estimated the speed of the car to be in excess of 110 miles an hour.
The Camaro was soon out of sight, and police ended their pursuit. State Police got the next call.
Molnar: When the driver exited onto Route 10 westbound at a high rate of speed, the driver ran off the left side of the roadway and lost control. The vehicle struck an embankment and several trees, causing the vehicle to overturn several times. Both occupants, who were not wearing their safety belts, were both ejected.
State Police Sargeant Thomas Molnar added that investigators believe alcohol was a factor in the crash. Dead are 40 year-old Daniel Dietz, who was driving, and 48 year-old Penny Stanley.
John Ogle, WCVE News