Detroit Man Charged in Horrific Fatal Car Crash

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DETROIT, MI – Darick Anthony Brown, 42-years-old, of Detroit, has been charged in connection with the fatal car crash that killed Kaneesha Griffin 26-years-old, of Detroit.

Kaneesha Griffin

On October 7, 2018 at 2:40 a.m. it is alleged that Darick Brown was driving in his car while intoxicated and waiving a handgun. Kaneesha Griffin was riding in the front passenger seat of Brown’s car.

A Detroit police officer performed a traffic stop at a location in the 17600 block of East Warren. The officer approached the car and gave commands which Brown ignored. It is alleged that Brown drove away at a high rate of speed and fled multiple police cars.

Darick Brown drove north on University Place for approximately one mile when he lost control and crashed into a garage in the 17700 block of Chester Road. Brown and Griffin were not in the car when police arrived at the crash scene.

A handgun was confiscated near Brown’s car and placed in evidence by the police.

Griffin was discovered in the alley behind the garage. She was taken to a local hospital where she succumbed to injuries sustained in the car crash.

Brown was found in the rear of a location in the 8660 block of Farmbrook and arrested by the police.

Brown is charged with one count each of: Second Degree; .Operating While Intoxicated Causing Death; Fleeing and Eluding First Degree; Carrying a Concealed Weapon; and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. He is also charged with five counts of Felony Firearm.