Police release name of driver who crashed into care home

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Edward Orpheus By Christina O'Haver Edward Orpheus By Christina O'Haver
Edward Orpheus By Christina O'Haver Edward Orpheus By Christina O'Haver

PHOENIX -- Police have released the name of the man who they say intentionally crashed his car into a Phoenix care home, killing one resident.

Edward Orpheus, 48, has been booked into jail on one count of manslaughter and six counts of endangerment, all felonies.

Around 6:45 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 16, Orpheus reportedly crashed his 2004 Nissan into the southwest corner of a care home near 35th Avenue and Deer Valley Road. Police say the Nissan struck a 61-year-old man who was in his bedroom and then traveled about 20 feet into the home before coming to a rest in the kitchen.

The resident, 61-year-old Jeffrey Brumley, was transported to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Police say the home was occupied by two caretakers and five clients at the time, but no other injuries were reported.

Police believe it may have been a suicide attempt but are still investigating the motive. Investigators have determined Orpheus had no relation to the group home.

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