Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Merritt Island Woman Arrested For DUI Manslaughter

PORT SAINT JOHN, Florida -- 43-year-old Jennifer Dusan of Merritt Island, Florida has been re-arrested and charged with DUI manslaughter after 26-year-old Nicole Diaz of Titusville, Florida later died as a result of injuries she sustained in a vehicle crash that occurred just before midnight on Saturday in Port St. John, Florida.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Dusan was driving a 2002 Ford Mustang in the right turn lane on Fay Boulevard, attempting to travel south on US-1.  Meanwhile, 21-year-old Jerrick Clarington of Titusville, Florida was driving a 2002 Ford Taurus northbound in the inside lane traveling of US-1.

FHP says that Dusan lost control of the Mustang and traveled into the northbound lanes of US-1.  The front of the Mustang then struck into the left, front side of the Taurus.

Clarington and one of the Taurus passengers, 23-year-old Jalin Warren of Titusville, suffered minor injuries and were transported to Parrish Medical Center.  Diaz, a second passenger in the Taurus, was transported to Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Florida where she later died.

Dusan did not suffer any injuries and was arrested for DUI at the scene of the crash before being re-arrested.