A Dad who fled a terrifying accident that killed his teenage daughter was spotted with black eyes and bruises.
Elliott Binney, 41, appeared with two black eyes and other facial bruises in his mugshot after he was arrested the day after the accident, the New York Post reported.
He allegedly told the police that he drank vodka while driving his family home. Bodycam footage shows he was also stuttering at the time of the arrest.
According to reports, Binney was accused of leaving his family on the side of the road after a car crash that took the life of his 16-year-old daughter, Shelby.
On Jan 11, Bixby police officers were called to the scene of the crash, where they found the victim. Police reportedly said she was thrown from the vehicle and passed away at the hospital.
🇺🇸Bodycam footage shows 41 year-old Elliott Binney, clearly drunk, being apprehended by the Police. Several hours earlier, he was in an accident that killed his daugher and sent his wife and two other children to hospital. He fled the scene on foot, obtained another car and was… pic.twitter.com/VyjXfDEmEs
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According to multiple news reports, she had not been wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. Three of her family members, including her mom and two siblings, were also hospitalized following the crash.
Binney was later arrested about 50 miles away from the scene the following morning. Witnesses claimed Binney was driving 70 mph and traveled through a no-passing zone before the crash.
One witness reported that a man was standing outside the family’s SUV after the crash. Police believe that Binney fled on foot before getting into a second vehicle.
“He walked to a family-owned business and retrieved a vehicle. We were able to track this vehicle electronically and ultimately made an arrest in the case,” Bixby Police Chief Todd Blish told FOX23.
Body camera footage showed Binney behind the wheel of a gray pick-up truck when police took him into custody a day after the accident. According to the footage, when officers went through Binney’s car, they found vodka and several pill bottles with the labels torn off in the front seat.
Binney told officers that the accident was caused by him slipping on an oil spot and running off the road, the outlet reported.
By the time Binney was arrested, there was no time to conduct a DUI test. Binney’s wife, who was in the car at the time of the accident, told the officers that they had been arguing before the accident.
Binney was charged with fleeing the scene of a crash resulting in death, first-degree manslaughter, and passing a vehicle in a no-passing zone. He was released on a $102,100 bond.