Charges dropped, another arrested in 'Nova death

HAVERFORD TWP., Pa. - October 1, 2010

Police announced the arrest of Donny Sayres on Friday morning. They say he, not Kenneth Woods, was behind the wheel of a stolen SUV that crashed into a car with two Villanova students inside.

Woods was arrested late Wednesday night and, on Thursday, police charged him with third-degree murder.

However, on Friday, police revealed that Woods told them after his arrest a man he only knew as "Donny S." was the actual driver.

Then, later on Thursday, they had received a call from Sayres, confessing to the crime. He was taken into custody without incident.

Sayres told police he and Woods were in the stolen Range Rover, driving around Philadelphia.

However, Sayres told police he left the city alone.

Police say an officer spotted the stolen Range Rover at Haverford and Darby Roads. in Bryn Mawr. When he tried to run the plates, police say, that SUV took off reaching speeds of a hundred miles an hour before it crashed into the back of the Volkswagen, flipping it into a stone wall and trapping the young men inside.

Killed in the crash was 21-year-old Dan Giletta of Wyckoffe, New Jersey. Giletta's best friend, 22-year-old Pat DiChiara, was critically injured in the wreck.

In the Friday news conference, authorities defended the arrest of Woods, saying they would have otherwise not had such a solid lead on Sayres.

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