Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Brevard County Man Killed In State Road 528 Crash

ORANGE COUNTY, Florida - The Florida Highway Patrol reported that an Brevard County, Florida man died as a result of injuries he sustained in a crash that occurred on State Road 528 near mile marker 34 at 1:35 p.m. on Tuesday.

22-year-old Annette Soto Diaz of Palm Bay, Florida was driving a 2012 BMW westbound on State Road 528 in a heavy rain. Diaz told FHP troopers that the BMW started to hydroplane, causing her to lose control of the vehicle. The BMW left the roadway onto the north shoulder and then struck a tree.

A passenger in the BMW, 24-year-old Alex Santiago, was killed in the crash. Another passenger, 26-year-old Vassell Ewar, suffered serious injuries. Diaz did not have any injuries. All three are from Palm Bay, Florida

The crash remains under investigation.

Annette Soto Diaz was later arrested later that day for another fatal crash where she was a driver that occurred on November 1, 2015.

Delayed arrests have allowed many Florida drunk drivers who kill people to flee the Sunshine State or commit other crimes, an investigative report found.