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Patrol Says Driver that Killed 1, Injured 14 was Drunk

A Minnesota teen was killed after a pickup truck crashed into a van leaving a Minnesota Twins spring training game in Fort Myers. A Minnesota teen was killed after a pickup truck crashed into a van leaving a Minnesota Twins spring training game in Fort Myers.  | 

Created: March 08, 2018 12:40 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.

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A Florida Highway Patrol crash report says the van rolled over several times Tuesday night, killing 18-year-old Laureen VanReese of Andover, Minnesota. Her 50-year-old mother, Kimberly VanReese, was among those injured. Also injured was at least one 4-year-old.

The Highway Patrol says the blood alcohol level of Nisbany Surit Garcias was 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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