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Deadly crash suspect gave investigators fake name

The man accused of driving drunk in a crash that killed four people gave investigators a fake name, according to the Shelby County Sheriff's Office. Photo courtesy Shelby County Sheriff's Office. The man accused of driving drunk in a crash that killed four people gave investigators a fake name, according to the Shelby County Sheriff's Office. Photo courtesy Shelby County Sheriff's Office.

(WMC-TV) - As two families continue to grieve they are learning about a surprising twist in the case surrounding the deaths of their loved ones, and new charges against the man who is responsible.

Tony Brown can't believe the driver who is responsible for the deadly crash that killed his cousin, 42-year-old Marjorie "Candy" Tucker is not who he said he was.

"Regardless of who he said he was, it's not going to bring back our cousin, which was like a sister to me," he said.

The drunk driving crash happened around 6:30 Saturday evening on Raleigh-Millington just south of Fite Road.

Tarla Fisher,47; her 44-year-old sister Shirley Watkins, their niece 26-year-old Chrystal Hill, and Tucker, a family friend, died moments after the vehicle they were in was hit from behind and went plowing into oncoming traffic.

Investigators initially charged the driver under the name Lenard Robinson, which matched the Tennessee driver's license that was provided on scene.

After receiving a tip, investigators met with the real Lenard Robinson and found that his driver's license had been lost some time ago and he already obtained a replacement.

Investigators then learned the driver responsible for the crash is actually 32-year-old Davis Brooks.

"They can only go by what he gave them, so when they brought him in and fingerprinted him, they got the right name," said Talina Chambers, who's sister was killed in the crash. "I'm assuming they got the right name now."

Brooks now faces identity theft charges for giving authorities a false name, in addition to four counts of vehicular homicide, DUI, reckless driving, speeding, resisting official detention, and two counts of reckless endangerment.

"His family or he will never be the same because they still got to deal with the fact that on Christmas Eve, he murdered four individuals," said Brown.

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