News: Man dies after DUI suspect crashes into a gas station

WINTER HAVEN, FL – A man was killed when a suspected DUI driver crashed into a Marathon gas station early Sunday morning.

According to News Channel 8 , the driver of a Kia Optima was speeding on Westbound Havendale Boulevard when he lost control of the vehicle, jumped the curb, and drove into oncoming traffic at around 4:50 a.m. The Kia crashed into a Ford Mustang at the pumps of a Marathon gas station before crashing into the building proper and striking a customer inside.

The customer, identified as William Clabough, 52, became pinned under the vehicle.

Clabough was taken to Winter Haven Hospital, where he died. The driver was also taken to a local hospital for treatment of unknown injuries.

Local authorities are still investigating the crash, but reported impairment and speeding are likely the cause of the crash.

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