FAIRFAX POLICE BEAT / Kwaune Marshall crashed hot bike and impaled himself into engine block of truck
ALEXANDRIA, VA. — Fairfax Police report that a man on a stolen motorcycle slammed into a pickup at a high rate of speed and ended his criminal career nestled closely to the engine block of the truck.
Police say that their investigation determined that Kwaune Devante Marshall, 25, of Alexandria, was driving a stolen 2006 Honda motorcycle northbound on Richmond Highway at a high rate of speed.
the stolen motorcycle struck the pickup and became impaled near the engine block.
The driver of a 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 was making a left turn into the Cherry Hill Apartment complex when the motorcycle struck the pickup and became impaled near the engine block. The driver of the truck and two young passengers were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.
Marshall was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say that speed appears to be a contributing factor. Detectives are investigating to determine whether alcohol was involved. The next of kin has been notified.
Marshall was indicted in Charles County Maryland Circuit Court on July 22, 2013, for Robbery, theft, conspiracy to commit robbery and second-degree assault. In a plea deal with Charles County States Attorney Tony Covington on July 22, 2013, Marshall entered a guilty plea to assault by way of an Alford Plea and was found guilty. THE DEAL: The sentence of five years called for all but 18 months suspended which allowed him to spend the time in the Charles County jail instead of the Maryland prison system. A taxpayer provided free attorney represented him in the plea deal.
The family posted a request to raise money for Marshall’s funeral and claimed that the motorcycle belonged to him, perhaps it was a case of finders, keepers. Nearly $1,000 has been raised in the effort.
In any event, this father of three is “gone” and the family has set up a Gofundme Page.
From Gofundme: “On June 9, 2017, my brother Kwaune lost his life on route one. He was driving his motorcycle on his way home from work when he hit a truck that was making a left turn. He turned 25 on May 4, 2017, and his insurance policy that he had under our mother went away because of his age. He has 3 children and one on the way with his wife who he just married 2months ago. He also has two step daughters. Our family is holding a vigil June 10, 2017, at 4 pm, at Cherry Arms Apartments on Richmond Highway. I asked that you donate what you can, no number is too small. Even if it just well wishes to out family. I thank you all.”