Search continues for Southfield driver who killed man in wheelchair, dragged him 220 feet

Tarrie Daniel killed by hit-and-run driver

Tarrie Daniel

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Police are still searching for the Southfield hit-and-run driver who fatally struck a 28-year-old man in a wheelchair and dragged him for 220 feet.

Tarrie Daniel, 28, was heading northwest on Martha Washington Drive on a motorized wheelchair around 6:45 a.m. July 4, police said.

He was struck by a 2009-2011 Jaguar XF and dragged by the vehicle for about 220 feet, according to authorities. The driver fled the scene, officials said.

Daniel died from his injuries.

They had hit him and kept going,” his twin sister, Charrie Daniel, said. “Everybody knows him. He’ll stop and talk to you. If you see him, you know, he’ll stop and say something to you. I just want to just find the person who killed my brother.”

Police are still trying to identify and locate the driver who struck Daniel. Crime Stoppers of Michigan is now offering a $2,500 cash reward for information that leads to an arrest in the case.

“Someone hit him and left and that’s the part that hurts the most because he was already in a wheelchair. So if you run a person over, why not stop? Why not stop to make sure they’re OK?” said Twayeta Stewart, his cousin.

Stewart said Daniel’s wheelchair was split in two and he was on the ground when police arrived.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. Callers can remain anonymous.


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