GREENSVILLE COUNTY - In the early morning hours of March 28, the Virginia State Police was called upon to investigate a vehicle fatality that resulted from a police pursuit by Greensville County Sheriff's Department.
At approximately 3:19 a.m., the Greensville County Sheriff's Department received a disturbance call at the Quality Motel on Route 301. The complainant stated there was a white Ford Crown Victoria playing loud music in the motel parking lot. A deputy was dispatched to the scene and upon arrival observed a white Ford Crown Victoria exit the parking lot at a high rate of speed. A traffic stop was attempted, but the driver refused to stop for the deputy, traveling down Liberty Road at 60 mph. Although it was not raining, the roadway was wet with standing water. The driver of the Ford, 25 year old Daiquan T. Wright, drove over standing water, lost control of the vehicle, and ran off the roadway. Once off the roadway the vehicle struck a mailbox, fire hydrant, a fence and ultimately a tree, causing the vehicle to overturn. Wright was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the incident and died at the scene from injuries sustained.
The Greensville County Sheriff's Department contacted the Virginia State Police to investigate the incident. The Virginia State Police Reconstruction Team was called to the scene to assist in the investigation. At this time it is unknown if alcohol played a contributing factor.
Notification to family members has been made for 25 year old Daiquan Tarez Wright of the hundred block of Liberty Road, Emporia, Virginia.
The Virginia State Police will be handling the fatal investigation only. Any questions concerning the pursuit and the policies and procedures of Greenville Sheriff's Department must be addressed by that agency.