Police say drunk driver was going 110 mph before crash that killed Springfield man

Police say an intoxicated driver was going 110 mph seconds before causing a fatal crash on Glenstone Avenue in Springfield earlier this month.

Jarol Leiva-Navarro, 21, has been charged with DWI resulting in death and driving without a license for a Dec. 11 crash that killed 32-year-old Colby Compton.

According to court documents, Leiva-Navarro crashed his Dodge Charger into Compton's Saturn sedan just before 9:30 p.m. that night at the intersection of Glenstone Avenue and Portland Street.

A witness allegedly told police it appeared Leiva-Navarro had been racing another vehicle down Glenstone, weaving in and out of traffic at a high rate of speed, before crashing into Compton's vehicle.

A blood sample taken from Leiva-Navarro after the crash revealed he had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.11 percent, which is above the legal limit for driving a car, according to court documents.

Court documents say Leiva-Navarro also admitted to smoking marijuana earlier in the day.

Springfield Police Department investigators then analyzed the Dodge Charger's Crash Data Retrieval System, which revealed Leiva-Navarro was traveling 110 mph with 100 percent acceleration five seconds before the crash. And about 1/10th of a second before the crash, Leiva-Navarro was traveling 90 mph, according to court documents.

Police say Leiva-Navarro does not have a state-issued driver's license and has been cited before for driving a car without a license.

Greene County prosecutors are asking that Leiva-Navarro be held in jail without bond as his case moves forward, arguing that he is a flight risk because he is a Honduran citizen with few ties to the Springfield area.

Leiva-Navarro's attorney, Joe Passanise, said Tuesday he had not yet received evidence from the state but was eager to look into the allegations against his client. Passanise said he was not aware of Leiva-Navarro having a prior criminal record other than the driver's license issue.

Leiva-Navarro has entered a plea of not guilty, and a hearing has been scheduled for later this week to discuss whether a bond should be set.

The DWI resulting in death charge is a Class B felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison.