MIRAMAR, FL (BROWARD COUNTY) - A news report posted on sun-sentinel.com states that severe accident-related injuries suffered in a high-speed accident took the life of an 81-year-old man and his 74-year-old wife injured in the same collision six months before. The defendant in the fatal drunk driving accident faces his second DUI manslaughter criminal charge.
The defendant, a 42-year-old man, was clocked driving 93 mph in a 30-mph zone when he crashed his 2018 Audi into a van at the intersection of Southwest 19 Street at 136 Avenue. According to Miramar police, the fatal accident occurred at approximately 7:30 pm, and law enforcement authorities retrieved the Audi's estimated speed from the vehicle's electronic data recorder.
The accident victim's wife was transported to Memorial Regional Hospital by air evac. However, she passed away en route. The male victim was also transported to Memorial Regional Hospital and was in critical condition. After several months of care, the man tragically passed away from his accident-related injuries at a hospice facility in Miami, Florida.
The Broward Medical Examiner's Office concluded that his death was linked to the blunt force trauma that he suffered in the fatal drunk driving accident.
A 42-year-old Pembroke Pines man is facing a second DUI manslaughter charge following a 93-mph collision that killed a married couple in Miramar.
According to Broward Sheriff's Office, the defendant, a 42-year-old Pembroke Pines man, is facing a second DUI manslaughter criminal charge. The alleged drunk driver was seriously injured in the accident. According to the defendant's arrest report, his alcohol blood tests conducted at a hospital showed that he had a blood-alcohol concentration level of 0.14, which is almost double the legal limit in the State of Florida. Florida's blood alcohol concentration legal limit is 0.08%. The defendant was arrested on January 27, 2021, on charges of DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide in the man's death, in addition to reckless driving. A second DUI manslaughter criminal charge was added when the male victim passed away on Monday.
The defendant is booked into the Broward County Jail and has not been able to make his $150,000 bond.