Man on meth kills a woman in a car accident. A thirty-one-year-old man caused a car accident, killing a woman on Friday. The man was arrested on charges driving under the influence and manslaughter; he was driving under the influence of methamphetamines. Police suspended his driving license involving death.
Jeremy Guerrero was driving on Interstate, early on Friday morning (5:48 a.m.), south of Big Bend Road. He was speeding in a 2017 Toyota Corolla south in the inside lane of I-75, Highway Patrol informed.
Suddenly, the driver noticed a Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office patrol cruiser in the inside lane in front of him, so he started breaking his vehicle.
However, Guerrero lost control over his car, and the Corolla entered the outside southbound lane; he crushed the left side of a 2009 Dodge Van driven by Maria Delourdes Perez, 57, of Ruskin.
Both the Corolla and the Dodge Van entered the west shoulder of the road; Guerrero’s car flipped over and hit several trees on the side of the road. The Dodge directly collided with a tree.
The woman had serious injuries and was immediately taken to a hospital for medical treatment. Later that day, she died from the injuries. The woman was wearing a seat belt, troopers informed.
Guerrero and his passenger, Mary Kathryn Sonzogni, 31, ended up with minor injuries but were not taken to a hospital. Neither Guerrero nor his passenger was wearing seat belts during the time of the collision.
The Highway Patrol informed that Guerrero, of Ruskin, was booked into the Hillsborough County jail.
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