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Melbourne Man Charged With DUI Manslaughter Of Orlando Woman

BREVARD COUNTY, Florida — The Florida Highway Patrol has charged 22-year-old Keith Pumphrey of Melbourne, Florida with DUI Manslaughter following an accident on October 10, 2015 which resulted in the death of 20-year-old Keri Anne DeMott of Orlando, Florida.

FHP says that Pumphrey was driving a 2004 Honda Pilot in the eastbound lane of Challenger Memorial Parkway (State Road 407) approximately one mile west of I-95 while DeMott was was driving a 2001 Honda CRV in the westbound lane around 12:30 a.m.

According to FHP reports, the Honda Pilot traveled into the westbound lanes of traffic and struck the front of the Honda CRV head on. DeMott died as a result of the accident. Pumphrey was initially transported to Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Florida and was later transferred to a rehabilitation center in Jacksonville, Florida.

FHP says that Pumphrey’s blood alcohol level was a .132% at the time of the crash. Troopers traveled to a Jacksonville to arrest him. He was later transported and booked into the Brevard County Jail where he is being held without bond.


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