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BACK IN JAIL: Boca Teen Awaiting Trial For Fatal November DUI Crash

Teen Arrested For Accident That Left 1 Passenger Dead And 2 Seriously Injured. $225k Bond. Missing Court Dates, Violating House Arrest. Returns To Jail.

Boca Teen Arrested For Dui, Manslaughter After Fatal Dui Crash In November - Joshua Washington
Joshua Washington, Courtesy Of Pbso Jail

UPDATE – 6/10/22

Washington was booked into the PBSO jail at 2:30 PM on 6/9/22 for missing a court date as he had a warrant out for his arrest after absconding from the Sheriff’s Office Alternate Custody Unit (House Arrest).

Joshua was granted pre-trial house arrest. He has since missed a court date and absconded from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Washington has been captured and is now in the custody of the PBSO jail where he will most likely remain for the duration of his trial unless the judge allows him to return on house arrest.

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Joshua Washington is facing several charges as outlined below following a violent crash he was involved in that killed one passenger and seriously injured two others. Passengers that he was running away from after the crash.

The entire story, as originally reported by Boca Post, is found below.

Exclusively reported by Boca Post

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Boca Raton, FL – Boca Post (BocaPost.com) — 19-year-old Joshua Washington, of Town Place Gables in Boca Raton, is in jail this morning following his arrest for his involvement in a fatal DUI accident on November 21st, 2021.

According to a police report submitted by Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office, Joshua Washington, 19, of Town Place Gables in Boca Raton, was driving a 2016 Hyundai Genesis at a high rate of speed in poor weather conditions on November 21st, 2021 when he crashed into a tree near SW 18th Street and Barwood Lane.

Washington was allegedly driving too fast for the wet roadways and lost control of his vehicle crashing it into a tree. The impact of the collision was so strong, according to investigators, that the steering wheel was ejected from the vehicle and the engine breached the firewall.

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After the collision, witnesses observed Washington as he got out of the vehicle, walked around for a few minutes, and then fled the scene. Witnesses reported that they could hear Washington on the phone with someone saying “Dude come get me I fucked up, I fucked up come get me”. Witnesses followed Washington as he attempted to flee and provided PBSO dispatchers with his current location. PBSO deputies responded and took Washington into custody.

The passenger in the front seat, Jacob Fajardo, was extricated from the front seat and transported to Delray Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased. The two passengers in the back seats, Adrianna Moses and Gianna Loforte were both seriously injured as well.

The arrest affidavit is clear. It alleges that the reckless actions of Joshua Washington caused the death of passenger Jacob Fajardo, and traumatic injuries to passengers Adrianna Moses and Gianna LaForte. Washington fled the scene knowing that his passengers were seriously injured and/or deceased. Washington also suffered from severe injuries including a bleeding head injury, punctured right thigh, and potentially a lacerated spleen.

PBSO received the toxicology report on December 8th, 2021 which confirmed Washington was under the influence of alcohol and marijuana following the accident. A warrant was issued and Joshua Washington was arrested on 1/20/22. Washington is scheduled to have his first appearance this morning at 10:00 am.

Update

Washington has had his first appearance and the judge set his bond to $200k — $25k for each offense. The judge also ordered Washington has no contact with the family of the deceased, no contact with the witnesses, no illegal drugs, no alcohol, random drug testing, and if he makes bail he is ordered to in house arrest with GPS monitoring.

Joshua Washington is now facing the following charges:

  • 782.071 1B (FF) HOMICIDE-NEGLIG MANSL-VEH – FAIL TO GIVE INFORMATION AND RENDER AID
  • 316.193 3C3B (FF) HOMICIDE-NEGLIG MANSL-VEH – DUI CAUSE DEATH FAIL TO GIVE INFO RENDER AID
  • 316.027 2C (FF) HIT AND RUN – FAIL TO STOP REMAIN AT CRASH INVOLVE DEATH
  • 316.027 2B (FS) HIT AND RUN – FAIL TO STOP REMAIN AT CRASH INV SER BOD INJ
  • 322.34 6A (FT) MOVING TRAFFIC VIOL – DRIVE WO LIC CAUSES DEATH/SERIOUS INJURY W VEH
  • 316.027 2A (FT) HIT AND RUN – FAIL STOP REM CRSH INV INJ OTH THN SER BOD INJ
  • 316.193 3C2 (FT)
    DUI-UNLAW BLD ALCH – DUI AND SERIOUS BODILY INJURY TO ANOTHER
  • 316.193 3C1 (MF)
    DUI-UNLAW BLD ALCH – DUI DAMAGE TO PROPERTY OR PERSON OF ANOTHER

A copy of the police report can be seen below:

Not an isolated incident

Joshua Washington is no stranger to criminal traffic charges. In August of 2020, he was arrested for:

  • 812.014(2C6) GRAND THEFT AUTO
  • 316.1935(3) FLEEING AND ELUDING
  • 316.192(1A) TCATS RECKLESS DRIVING
  • 322.03(1) TCATS NO VALID DL
  • 843.02 RESIST W/O VIOLENCE

These charges all stemmed from an incident where he and an accomplice allegedly stole a car from a party they were at. In that incident, Washington crashed the stolen vehicle in to bushes near SW 18th street and 66th Ave after fleeing a PBSO deputy who was attempted to pull him over for speeding. The deputy disengaged the chase but then saw the vehicle crash. Deputies responded to the scene where both the driver and the passenger were arrested after a brief foot chase.

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