Patrol Says Driver That Killed One, Injured 14 was Drunk
All passengers were from Minnesota
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.