POLICE DIVISION

PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT - CEDAR FALLS, IOWA

VOLUNTARY STATEMENT

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CASE #: 96-83155

DATE: 10/06/96

LOCATION: Cedar Falls Police Department

TIME STATEMENT STARTED: 2140 hours

NAME: Brasfield, DeWayne

DOB: 05/11/68

ADDRESS: Cedar Falls, Iowa

TELEPHONE OF PERSON GIVING STATEMENT:

EMPLOYER: K Mart security

STATEMENT TAKEN BY: Robert J. Michael, Police Officer / MA83

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I was riding northbound on Hwy 58 with my fianceé, Emily Rizner, when

we saw a truck-like vehicle go in front of our headlights at a high rate

of speed. This truck was westbound on Greenhill Rd. Because of the music

playing in our vehicle, I didn't hear or see the impact. But immediately

after impact was made, I saw the two vehicles spinning towards the

embankment. Because of the debris I saw in the street, I yell at Emily

to stop because I knew that an accident had just occurred. I got out of

the car and went over to where both vehicles were. As I was running

across the highway, a woman with the cell phone asked me what happened.

I motioned to Emily to get the cell phone, but the woman in the car told

me she had one and that she was calling 911. I then saw the two people

get out of the silver truck. I saw a man get out of the driver seat and

a woman get out of the passenger seat. I saw the woman fall to the ground

and as she was falling, grabbed the mans' arm and pulled him down to his

knees. When they stood up, they walked another five feet and then he

started staggering to the left. She tried to catch him and then she fell

again.

I ran towards him and asked him if he needed any help. He pointed towards

the blue car and said "help them." So I then ran over towards the girls

car. I walked up to the car and asked the girls if they were O.K. and if

they could hear me. The front passenger started to say, "what

happened to us" and "my neck hurts." At this time, she was trying to get

out of the car. The passenger door was open when I got there. I told her

to sit still and not to move. I also told her that somebody had called

emergency and I would be right here. She continued to try and get out of

the vehicle so I stood in the doorway and grabbed her shoulder. She then

yelled out "my friend needs help." When I looked in the car to see who

else there was, the driver was pinned up against the drivers door and the

steering wheel. Her head was bobbing like she was having a seizure and

was bleeding from the side of her face and mouth. I reached in to

 

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turn the car off when I realized there was somebody in the back seat,

slumped over. She tried to raise up and that's when I saw the blood in

her lap. I told her and everybody else in the car to lay their heads

back, relax and don't move. At this point I was just trying to console

everybody and keep them calm because the front seat passenger was getting

hysterical. At this point, police and paramedics arrived.

 

END OF STATEMENT

 

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TIME STATEMENT COMPLETED:

SIGNATURE OF PERSON GIVING STATEMENT: DeWayne Brasfield (signed)

SIGNATURE OF WITNESS TO STATEMENT:

SIGNATURE OF WITNESS TO STATEMENT:

 

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