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Driver arrested in crash that killed police captain Tyrone White

Daniel Chamblin, 32 of Cooper City, faces a vehicular homicide charge in the crash that killed Miami-Dade police captain Tyrone White. (Selig, David, WPLG and Broward Sheriff's Office)

COOPER CITY, Fla. – The man accused of causing the crash that killed Tyrone White, a Miami-Dade police captain and father of New England Patriots running back James White, has been arrested and will face charges of vehicular homicide, reckless driving and speeding.

Daniel Chamblin, 32 of Cooper City, turned himself in to Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives on Thursday, authorities say.

The crash happened on the afternoon of Sept. 20 along West Griffin Road in Cooper City.

Investigators say Chamblin was driving east in a white 2018 Subaru WRX on Griffin Road approaching Southwest 118th Avenue as Lisa White and her husband Tyrone were going westbound in a gray 2014 Volkswagen Passat also on Griffin Road.

Lisa White made a left turn onto Southwest 118th Avenue from the left-turn lane, when Chamblin’s vehicle hit the passenger side of White’s, BSO says.

“After striking the vehicle in a T-bone style crash, Chamblin’s Subaru was redirected, struck a traffic control box and came to a complete stop in the grass swale,” the sheriff’s office says. “White’s vehicle slid sideways, struck the curb and rolled over onto its side before coming to rest on its roof on the sidewalk.”

Chamblin and Lisa White were both taken to Memorial Regional Hospital. Tyrone White was pronounced dead at the scene.

Deputies say Lisa White has been recovering at home.

Tyrone White’s death rocked the local law enforcement community and the sports world. James White, who starred at St. Thomas Aquinas, sat out the Patriots' game that night hours after learning of his father’s death.

About the Author:

David Selig is the Digital Executive Producer at WPLG, overseeing Local10.com.