The Ocala Star Banner is reporting that an Ocala man was taken into custody and charged with DUI manslaughter and two counts of DUI with property damage after being involved in a car crash that has left his girlfriend dead. He was arrested after being treated or minor injuries Munroe Regional Medical Center.
According Florida Highway Patrol reports, the accident occurred Tuesday night on U.S. 27. Witnesses told troopers that they saw the driver speeding in the left lane while going around a right-hand curve when he tried to pass a slower-moving vehicle in front of him when and lost control and the car, striking a utility pole. The passenger had to be extracted from the vehicle and was rushed to Munroe Regional, where she was pronounced dead.
Comment about this post can be directed to Marion County DUI attorney Whittel & Melton, LLC at 352-726-0078.