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Patrol Says Driver that Killed 1, Injured 14 Others was Drunk

Patrol Says Driver that Killed 1, Injured 14 Others was Drunk

March 08, 2018 01:34 PM

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Florida authorities say the driver of a pickup truck was drunk when he crashed into a van leaving a Minnesota Twins spring training game in Fort Myers, killing one woman and injuring 14 others, all from Minnesota.
    
A Florida Highway Patrol crash report says at least one of the 14 injured when the van rolled over several times is 4 years old. Law enforcement officials say the crash Tuesday evening killed 21-year-old Laureen VanReese of Andover, Minnesota. Her 50-year-old mother, Kimberly VanReese, was among those injured.
    
The Highway Patrol says Nisbany Surit Garcias had a blood alcohol level of more than twice the legal limit when he collided with the van on a stretch of Interstate 75 known as Alligator Alley. Garcias faces charges that include DUI manslaughter and causing bodily injury.

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