News: Woman killed in suspected DUI crash in Sarasota County

SARASOTA COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that killed a pregnant woman in Sarasota County Sunday morning, according to a report by WBBH.

The victim was identified as 28-year-old Cortney Kauffman, a mother of two from Port Charlotte.

State troopers said she was on her way to work on River Road near Englewood when a Honda headed south veered into the northbound lane and collided with her car head-on near Center Road at about 5:20 a.m.

Kauffman, a certified nursing assistant, was pronounced dead at the scene. The initial investigation indicated that the other driver, a 27-year-old North Port woman, was impaired at the time of the accident.

The recklessness of drunk drivers puts themselves and others at risk of accidents and serious injuries. If you were injured or lost a loved one due to someone’s careless choice to drive while intoxicated, then you might be entitled to compensation. Our team of Sarasota County Car Accident Lawyers at Kemp, Ruge and Green Law Group have the experience and knowledge to fight on your behalf for justice. Call us at 727-835-8327 to request your free consultation.

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