PASCO COUNTY, FL – Authorities identified the suspected drunk driver involved in a fatal crash in Pasco County last week.

This is an update to a previous story.

According to the Tampa Bay Reporter , 24-year-old Ashlee Jordan Grisanti of New Port Richey has been charged with one count of DUI manslaughter in the case.  The Florida Highway Patrol said she was driving north on U.S. 19 at the intersection with Viva Via Drive shortly after 9:30 p.m. Friday night when she turned into the path of a motorcyclist.

The vehicles crashed and the motorcycle rider was thrown from the bike. The victim, a 38-year-old man from Spring Hill, was taken to a hospital where he later died.  Grisanti and two passengers in her vehicle sustained minor injuries.

When a loved one has died as the result of someone else’s negligence, surviving family members may be entitled to compensation for the tragic loss they are suffering. The Pasco County Wrongful Death Attorneys with Kemp, Ruge and Green can help recover damages such as lost wages of the deceased, lost companionship, medical or funeral expenses and other compensation depending on your situation. You can request a free consultation to discuss your case by calling us today at 727-847-4878 or responding in our online chat box.

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