Collier County, FL (December 24, 2018) – Troopers have made a DUI manslaughter arrest of one person following a fatal accident that took place December 21 on Alligator Alley. The accident took place on Interstate 75 just east of Naples. According to Highway Patrol, a 27-year-old named Felix Sanchez Mendez was driving his vehicle in the southbound lanes when his vehicle struck the back of a box truck that was stopped on the shoulder of the highway. There was a passenger in Mendez’s vehicle at the time, identified as a 25-year-old. He was killed at the scene of the accident.

Mendez then fled the scene but was found by police and taken into custody. He has since been charged with DUI manslaughter, hit-and-run with death, DUI property damage, and driving without a driver’s license.

The driver of the truck was not injured in the incident.

Collier County DUI Manslaughter Laws 

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