Johnathon Gilbert Obituary, Death – Johnathon Gilbert has sadly died unexpectedly, leaving loved ones and family and entire community in grief and agony according to an online share. “Johnathon C. Gilbert, 24 years old, was killed when the automobile he was driving when he was being chased by police at high speeds early on Monday morning crashed.
Deputy Chief Josh Webb stated in a press release that at approximately 12:25 in the morning on Monday, a Danville police officer was driving eastbound on Main Street when he observed a black Mercedes sedan traveling westbound driving erratically and at a high rate of speed in the area of Main Street and Fairweight Avenue. The incident occurred near the intersection of Main Street and Fairweight Avenue. In an effort to initiate a traffic stop with the individual operating the Mercedes, the officer performed a U-turn with his patrol car.
During the time that the officer was executing a U-turn, a Mercedes that was traveling southbound on Griffin Street abruptly turned northbound onto Griffin Street and collided with the front porch of a house located in the 300 block of North Griffin Street. The officer was attempting to establish contact with the driver of the Mercedes, so he pulled up behind the vehicle and then got out of his squad car. Before the officer could make contact with the driver, the Mercedes reversing away from the house and the driver driving through the front yard, back onto Griffin Street, and then turning westbound onto Seminary Street. All of this occurred before the officer was able to make contact with the driver.
Webb said the officer got back into his patrol car and tried to catch back up to the Mercedes as it traveled at a high rate of speed on Seminary Street toward Bowman Avenue. He said the officer was several blocks behind the vehicle when he observed the driver fail to stop at the red light at Seminary Street and Bowman Avenue, continuing through the intersection. Webb said the officer was several blocks behind the vehicle when he observed the driver fail to stop at the red light at Seminary Street and Bowman Avenue. In the 800 block of Seminary Street, the officer was slowing down and coming to a halt at the red light when he spotted the car that appeared to take flight in front of him.
When the officer reached the crossroads of Seminary Street and Bowman Avenue, he saw that the vehicle had gone off the road and collided with a tree in the 800 block of Seminary Street. He then continued through the intersection. The officer, along with a number of other Danville police officers, made an effort to make contact with the motorist so that they could provide assistance. Because of the collision, the driver was unresponsive, and law enforcement officials were unable to remove him from the vehicle.
After arriving on the scene, members of the Danville Fire Department and emergency medical workers attempted to extricate the driver, but they later determined that the driver had passed away at the scene. Gilbert was discovered to be the lone occupant of the vehicle, as he was also the driver of the vehicle. During the subsequent inquiry, the police found out that the Mercedes vehicle in question had previously been reported stolen from Tilton.
An autopsy and a report on the subject’s toxicology are going to be performed as part of the ongoing investigation. There were no other vehicles that were involved in this collision, and there were no additional injuries recorded in connection with this occurrence.”