Sgt. Michelle Anaya of the Virginia State Police said a 25-year old Emporia man died following a crash that ended a pursuit by the Greensville County Sheriff's Office.
The Sheriff's Office received a call at approximately 3:08 a.m. Sunday and was directed to Studios and Suites for Less located at 1411 Skippers Road Emporia. The caller gave a description of a large group of people listening to loud music and having a party. Sheriff's Office deputies responded and observed a White Crown Victoria fleeing the scene at a high rate of speed heading south on Hwy. 301. According to a press release from the Greensville County Sheriff’s Office, a call came in at the same time reporting shots had been fired at the 1411 Skippers Road address.
“The Crown Vic had temporary tags that came back to a Toyota truck from Maryland,” the Sheriff’s Office said in a press release. “The deputies activated their emergency equipment, in order to attempt to stop the vehicle. The vehicle failed to stop. The deputies followed the car on 301 south until it reached Liberty Road. The car turned left on Liberty Road and accelerated its speed. The Deputies followed behind the vehicle. The vehicle lost control in the 500 hundred block of Liberty Road. The vehicle came to rest at 627 Liberty Road after striking a brick column, fire hydrant, well casing and a tree.”
The driver, Daiquan T. Wright, was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries sustained from the wreck. He was not wearing a seatbelt. The Greensville County Sheriff's Office contacted the Virginia State Police to investigate the Wreck. The VSP Reconstruction team was called to the scene to investigate Sunday's fatal crash. There was no use of force deployed by any law enforcement officer.