Tasha Thomas, Girlfriend Of Walmart Shooting Victim John Crawford, Dies In Car Crash
Tasha Thomas, the woman who was with John Crawford when he was shot and killed at a Beavercreek, Ohio Walmart for waving around a toy gun, has died in a car crash, WHIO is reporting.
The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office confirmed that two people died in a New Year’s Day crash in Dayton. Dayton police Sgt. Creigee Coleman describes what happened.
“Witnesses on scene gave us accounts that the vehicle was traveling approximately 90 to 100 mph, lost control, hit an RTA pole and then flipped several times.”
The driver, Frederick Bailey, and Thomas were both thrown 75-100 feet from the vehicle. Both were transported to a nearby hospital, where they later died. Although police have not specifically confirmed that the Tasha Thomas who died in the car crash was the same Tasha Thomas who had ties to John Crawford, WHIO confirmed, via coroner’s records, that the name, date of birth, and address of the victim of Thursday’s crash match those of Crawford’s girlfriend.
Thomas’ death, which Counter Current News writer Jackson Marciana calls “mysterious,” comes less than three weeks after Thomas went public with allegations that she endured a grueling, 94-minute interrogation by Beavercreek police following John Crawford’s shooting.
During the interrogation, described by this Inquisitr report, Detective Rodney Curd accused Thomas of lying, accused her of using drugs, and threatened to throw her in jail. Thomas, meanwhile, tearfully swore that she had done nothing wrong.
“You lie to me and you might be on your way to jail.”
After an hour and a half, Curd told a tearful Thomas that Crawford had died.
John Crawford, who is black, was shot and killed on August 5, 2014 at a Walmart in Beavercreek, Ohio. A 911 caller reported that he was pointing a gun in a threatening manner, although surveillance video would reveal that he was doing no such thing. The gun was a toy BB gun. A Beavercreek police officer shot and killed Crawford, and a second person died of a heart attack brought on by the commotion.
A grand jury would ultimately clear the Beavercreek police of any wrongdoing.
Counter Current News writer Jackson Marciana posits that Tasha Thomas’ death may have been “pay back” for the publicity Beavercreek police received over Thomas’ treatment.
“Police say that Thomas’ vehicle was traveling at nearly 100 miles per hour on a city street at 3 o’clock in the afternoon, when it crashed into a pole and overturned several times. There is no explanation for why Thomas and Bailey would have been driving at such uncanny speeds on downtown Dayton streets in the middle of the afternoon.”
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