The 24-year-old driver of this dark gray C7 Corvette coupe faces multiple charges after he crashed his Stingray into an abandoned building in Lake Worth, Texas early Friday morning.
After the crash, which happened in the 3600 block of Roberts Cut Off Road near Azle Avenue, Lake Worth police found more than $18,000 in cash inside the abandoned car, plus a loaded gun and an empty bag smelling strongly of marijuana.
The driver had fled the scene carrying a backpack, witnesses told police. Officers found the driver, Marcos Diaz of Fort Worth, nearby carrying another $20,000 in his backpack and arrested him on charges of money laundering and unlawful carrying of a weapon.
SINGLE VEH CRASH— Lake Worth Police Department (@lakeworthpd) July 2, 2021
Azle Ave @ RCO, 2:20am – Driver in custody for possession of a CS and UCW (loaded firearm). Racing or DWI not considered a factor in the crash. pic.twitter.com/B48R5BVZCy
Diaz already was wanted on two active warrants out of Tarrant County for delivery of less than 50 pounds of marijuana and evading arrest with a vehicle.
Lake Worth Police tweeted that racing or driving while intoxicated was not considered to be a factor in the crash.
PRESS RELEASE//— Lake Worth Police Department (@lakeworthpd) July 2, 2021
Overnight Corvette crash leaves one person facing charges of money laundering and unlawful carrying of a weapon. Formal release attached.
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