News: Man arrested on DUI charges in Polk County crash that killed 2

POLK COUNTY, FL – A man is under arrest on multiple charges in connection with a crash in Polk County that left two people dead and another injured.

Fox 13 News reports 27-year-old Moises Melo De Leon was taken to the Polk County Jail following his arrest. The accident happened Nov. 29 in the area of SR-544 and Avenue Y NE in Winter Haven at about 1:30 a.m. An investigation determined that De Leon was driving on SR-544 with his two young sons in the car when he went over the center line and crashed into an SUV.

A 70-year-old Winter Haven man driving the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene. De Leon’s five-year-old son was also killed in the wreck while the other son, age eight, was critically injured.

De Leon is charged with DUI manslaughter and DUI serious injury, while also facing child neglect charges.

When someone gets behind the wheel after having too much to drink, the results can be catastrophic. If you or someone you love has been the victim of an accident caused by a DUI driver, then the Polk County Car Accident attorneys of Kemp, Ruge and Green Law Group would like to discuss your case with you. We will help you fight for justice and obtain financial compensation for your injury and related costs. Respond in our online chat box or give us a call at 727-847-4878 to tell us about your case and find out if we can help.

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