Police release name of woman killed in Scio Township crash
Courtney Sacco | AnnArbor.com
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Police have released the name of the 28-year-old woman who died in a car crash in Scio Township Wednesday.
The woman has been identified as Daarina Mara Tuggle, of Belleville, said Sgt. Geoff Fox of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office. Tuggle was traveling south on South Zeeb Road at the intersection with West Liberty when she drove across the centerline and her 2011 Chevy Impala collided with a gravel hauler about 2:10 p.m., authorities said.
Tim Choate, the 46-year-old Pinckney man driving the hauler, told AnnArbor.com he was attempting to accelerate through the intersection from his stop when he saw the car approaching at a high rate of speed in his lane attempting to pass other vehicles, so he brought the truck to a halt.
“She (was) not slowing down," he said. "She (was) not stopping.”
Choate said the car hit his stopped truck on the driver's side, then spun and came to a rest off the side of Zeeb Road.
Police did not want to comment on any details pertaining to the crash Friday beyond saying the crash remains under investigation, Fox said.
On Thursday, sheriff's office spokesman Derrick Jackson said that speed was likely a factor in the accident. The speed limit on Zeeb Road at that location is not posted, so is 55 mph by default, according to the Washtenaw County Road Commission.
Jackson also said Tuggle was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.