SEFFNER, FL – State troopers say a speeding driver crashed into the parking lot of a Hillsborough County car dealership Sunday morning, killing one passenger in her vehicle and injuring two others.
Fox 13 News reports the driver was 24-year-old Jennifer Carvajal, who now faces several criminal charges including driving under the influence and reckless driving.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Carvajal was driving a Hyundai at speeds of up to 111 miles an hour on Interstate 4 when a sergeant tried to pull her over. As the sergeant overtook her, her car went onto a shoulder, hit an embankment, went over a fence and hit a truck at the Gator Ford dealership on the entrance ramp from I-4 to Mango Road in Seffner.
The three passengers in the Hyundai were hospitalized with serious injuries. One of them, a 22-year-old, was later pronounced dead. Carvajal, a Tampa resident, sustained minor injuries. She was reportedly on probation for DUI manslaughter from a deadly crash in 2014.
If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence or wrongdoing of a drunk driver, you may be entitled to recover damages such as lost wages of the deceased, lost companionship, medical or funeral expenses and other compensation. The Hillsborough County Wrongful Death Lawyers at Kemp, Ruge and Green Law Group will help you navigate the legal system in the event of a tragic loss, and will handle your case with the care it deserves. Contact us today at 727-645-0769 to request a free consultation to discuss your case.