TAMPA, FL – A driver was arrested on a DUI manslaughter charge after police say he caused a fatal crash on the Gandy Bridge early Thursday morning, reports WTSP.
According to Tampa Police, the driver of an Infiniti had pulled onto a shoulder of the bridge and gotten out of the car at about 4:15 a.m. after running out of gas. At that point a blue Honda Accord crashed into the car, and a 15-year-old girl who had been standing outside the vehicle was killed.
At least two other teenagers who were passengers in the Infiniti were injured. Police identified the driver of the Honda as 28-year-old Sebastian Gutierrez, and said he showed signs of apparent impairment.
Gutierrez was arrested following the accident and was taken to the Hillsborough County Jail.
The eastbound lanes of the bridge were closed for about five hours while the crash scene was being investigated and cleared.
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