Troopers say driver that killed 1 and injured 14 was drunk

Nisbany Surit Garcias (Courtesy: CBS Miami / Broward Sheriff's Office)
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By: Associated Press
March 8, 2018

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 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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