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Suspect fled after septuagenarian died in crash

Last March 7, man from Harbeson died and two others including a little girl of three years when a vehicle wanted collided into their car.

The driver, identified as Rashai L. Harmon, age 26, resident of Lewes was behind the wheel of her Chevrolet 1995 Tahoe at about 11:50 o’clock in the evening westbound along the Forest Rd. As he was approaching Rte. 5 leaving Delaware State; despite the police tried to stop him earlier.

Sgt. Richard Bratz of the Del State Police said that Harmon was wanted on several previous charges, including: (1) violating his probation; (2) terroristic threatening: (3) criminal mischief; and (4) criminal trespass. The police ended their pursuit when they noticed that Harman started operating his car in an erratic and reckless manner.

Harmon paid no attention to the stop sign at the intersection of Rte. 5 and was traveling southbound when his Tahoe hit the median center of a KIA 2013 Soul, operated by Ludmilla Permint, age 60, resident of Harbeson.

When both vehicles halted on the southwest corner of the intersection, Harmon hurriedly left his vehicle and tried to flee from the scene on foot. However, the troopers immediately responded and took him in to custody.

A passenger in the KIA Soul was identified as Charles Permint Jr., age 74, and he was using a seat belt at the time of the crash. He was rescued from the scene by EMS and brought to Healthcare of Beebe in Lewes where he was pronounced dead a few minutes after admission.

Another passenger in the KIA was a young girl of 3 who was airlifted to the Children’s Hospital of A.I. DuPont where she treated for serious injuries but nonlife-threatening.

Another person injured was a 23-year-old man in the Kia, who was also using a seat belt at the time of the crash. EMS removed him from the scene and after treatment of minor injuries in Lewes was released.

Harmon was taken from the scene by EMS and treated for minor injuries. Upon release,  he was arrested by Troop 7 and his previous charges were added the following: (1) second-degree murder; (2) two counts of first-degree vehicular assault; (3) two counts of second-degree vehicular assault; (4) four counts of first-degree reckless endangering; (5) possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony: (6) endangering the welfare of a child; (7) disregarding a police officer’s signal; (8) second offense DUI; (9) possession with the intent to deliver heroin; (10) possession with the intent to deliver crack cocaine: (11) possession with the intent to deliver marijuana; (12) possession with the intent to deliver powder cocaine; (13) resisting arrest; and (14) multiple traffic offenses. After arraignment at the Justice of the Peace Court 3, he was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of a secured bond of $372,213.

If you or your loved one has been harmed or fatally injured due to negligence or someone else fault, contact an accident lawyer now for free consultation. You may be entitled to financial compensation for economic damages, as well as pain and suffering.

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