PORTLAND -- The suspect arrested in connection with a crash that killed a man in November appeared in court on Wednesday morning.
On Wednesday, Khavar McDonald, 36, of Middletown, was arrested on manslaughter in the second degree, reckless driving, evading responsibility in operation of a motor vehicle (causing death) failure to maintain minimum insurance, operating an unregistered motor vehicle, and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence charges related to the fatal crash on November 4, 2017 on the Arrigoni Bridge.
The defendant has been "very cooperative" with the investigation according to State's Attorney. He turned his car into Portland Police three days after incident for forensic evaluation. And once he was informed there was a warrant out for his arrest he turned himself into police. The judge ordered a nonsurety bond of $100,000 and also continued the case till May 14th.
Family members for the victim, Daquan Moore, were in court as well.
Mattie Moore, Daquan's aunt said, "For someone to hit my nephew and left them laying on the cement for dead, they left him, they hit him, and they actually just left him, they just left them laying there for dead that's tough because now you're reliving that whole scene all over again."
"It took forever to get them in court and they finally got them here. He ran over my son and left him and they didn't give him a bond," said Roy Moore, the victim's father.
Portland officials say that a witness saw two vehicles racing on the bridge from Middletown into Portland about 11pm. According to a witness, one car struck Moore who was on a moped on the bridge, and dragged it and him about 200 feet before Moore was ejected from the vehicle, killing him.
That vehicle, described as a light-colored Audi with a loud exhaust, then made u-turn back over the bridge into Middletown. It's believed to have fled onto northbound Route 9.