UPDATE: Toxicology results in for fatal Lakeville crash

By: Newscenter 16 staff Email
By: Newscenter 16 staff Email

The toxicology results are in for a fatal crash that happened in Lakeville one week ago.

Results show 28-year-old Danny Cox tested positive for marijuana and cocaine, with a BAC level of .16 at the time of the crash.

The crash happened around 2:45 a.m. on Thursday July 25 in the 67000 block of Lake Trail.

Police say Cox lost control behind the wheel, and slid off the road. His silver four-door Saturn eventually came to a stop after slamming into a large tree. Cox was pronounced dead at the scene. No one else was inside the vehicle.

Cox worked with the Lakeville Police Department, and also worked at the hilltop restaurant on South Michigan Street.

Before that, he volunteered for many years at the Madison Township Fire Department. Cox was a lifelong area resident.

The following was released by the Lakeville Police Department:

The entire Lakeville Police Department was very shocked, saddened, and dismayed to learn the recent news of the toxicology results of Danny Cox. Danny had served as a Reserve Officer for the Lakeville Police Department in the past and was still currently on the roster at the time of his death. However, he had not actively worked for the Department for a considerable period of time.
Danny’s decisions are in no way a reflection of the fine Officers of the Lakeville Police Department. This tragic and untimely loss of life was the result of one person's poor decision making process. Drug use on or off duty has never been, nor will it ever be, tolerated by the Lakeville Police Department. As a result of this extremely unfortunate incident, the Lakeville Police Department has implemented a new, stricter drug screening policy in order to ensure that this does not happen again.

Patrick J Howard

Chief Lakeville Police Department

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