Video Update: Car Barrels Into House, Man Found Dead

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

Omaha police have identified the man who was found dead outside a home at 38th and Pratt, just after a car ran into a home there.

Forty-eight-year-old Danyell Stanfield told officers she had an epileptic episode when she was driving near 38th & Pratt around four o'clock Monday morning. It caused her to lose control of the vehicle, hit a bush, and then crash into a house.

Stanfield was taken to the Nebraska Medical Center for some serious injuries, but police remained on the scene after an "unresponsive party" was found just outside the car. 50-year-old Charles Tolbert Junior was confirmed dead at the scene.

Willis Sanders said, "My bedroom is on that other side over there, in the back. i felt the shake that far away from the accident, and where the impact was. So she hit it."

Sanders thought it was the wind that had knocked a tree into his house. He went out to investigate.

“That's when I seen the car and the lady sitting in it, and the driver's door about a third of the way open."

Willis says he and his son approached to help Stanfield.

"She didn't seem to have no broken bones,” he said. “When my son picked her up, she wasn't crying out."

He says she did ask for help breathing, saying she had asthma.

“When we got into the house, the rescue squad and everything came. That was the first thing she asked for. That's the only thing she asked for."

At the time he was helping Ms. Stanfield, he didn't know there was a body in his yard. Police still aren't sure if Tolbert was hit by the vehicle or whether he was already there when the crash happened.

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