NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- A man, who police say was high on drugs and speeding, drove a car into a gas station in New Haven, killing two passengers. He was arrested Tuesday on manslaughter and other criminal charges.
Tyrese Worthy, 27, was arrested by Ansonia police and turned him over to New Haven police. He's being held on $250,000 bond.
"Did I get into a car accident", "Am I going to jail," Worthy asked a police officer, New Haven police said in a news release announcing the arrest.
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The deadly crash happened early in the morning of June 20. Police say Worthy's car was doing 98 miles per hour when it went hit an embankment, flew 17 feet up and 80 feet in distance, and crashed into the awning of the Mobil station at Whalley Ave. and Amity Road. He was high on PCP at the time, police said.
Killed in the crash were Billy Ray Yancey, Jr. and Derand Lane.
Worthy is charged with:
- Manslaughter in the First Degree
- Manslaughter in the second degree
- Misconduct with a Motor Vehicle
- Reckless driving
- Operating under the influence
- Operating under suspension
Data from the car he was driving indicated he was going 98 miles per hours for five seconds before the air bags deployed. The car he was driving, a Hyundai, belonged to his girlfriend, police said.
Video taken from a CT Transit bus recorded the car speeding by shortly before the crash.
According to police, Worthy said he regularly smoked PCP and had smoked with the two men who were killed.
Surveillance video recorded after the crash showed Worthy walking around with only one shoe on, police said. The other shoe was found in the wreckage.
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