Man facing charges of causing fatal wreck in Richmond arrested in Currituck County

Ryann Daniels

A man wanted in connection with a six-vehicle crash that killed two people on Thanksgiving night in Richmond’s North End was arrested last week in Currituck County.

Ryann Daniels was captured Thursday afternoon on Knotts Island, according to Currituck County Sheriff Matthew Beickert.

Korado, a Currituck Sherrif’s Office K9, accompanied by several officers tracked Daniels deep in the woods and apprehended him after he ran from a home in the 100 block of Raccoon Drive.

Currituck County Sherriff’s Office K9 Korado.

Richmond Police said Daniels was driving a pickup truck when he allegedly ran a red light at the intersection of Brookland Park Boulevard and Chamberlayne Avenue and caused the fatal crash.

Karen Murphy and Kevin Hancock were killed, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.

“It is always tragic losing a loved one, but especially on a holiday centered on time spent with family. We want to send the victims’ families our sincerest condolences during this difficult time,” Richmond Police Chief Gerald Smith told the Times-Dispatch.

“Our crash team investigators have been working diligently to apprehend the suspect. I would like to thank them and the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office for their tremendous work,” Smith said.

Daniels was being held at the Currituck Detention Center in lieu of $500,000 bond.

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