January 28, 2023

Passenger dies soon after dashing vehicle goes airborne, crashes into automobile dealership good deal driver faces DUI charges

A single of the passengers inside of a rushing car or truck that crashed in a Seffner dealership parking large amount has due to the fact passed absent.

Florida Highway Patrol troopers stated 24-12 months-previous Jennifer Carvajal was speeding on Interstate 4 near Mango Road on Sunday morning. She was presently on probation for a prior DUI manslaughter conviction.

An FHP sergeant was heading east on I-4 when he clocked Carvajal’s Hyundai touring the other way at 111 mph. The sergeant pulled his patrol car into the median and clocked the Hyundai again, still at 111 mph.

Officials claimed Carvajal’s motor vehicle handed the sergeant devoid of slowing down. The sergeant sped up to pull her above, but she veered to the proper, entered the shoulder, and turned airborne following hitting the embankment that runs parallel to the freeway, according to FHP.

Courtesy: Florida Freeway Patrol

The Hyundai traveled above a Florida Division of Transportation fence and crashed into a truck parked at the Gator Ford dealership, which is obvious from the highway and positioned alongside the entrance ramp from I-4 on to Mango Street. 

Dashcam video from FHP exhibits the Hyundai veer absent, then go airborne ahead of crashing into the parking whole lot.

In accordance to FHP, Carvajal was the only just one in the automobile sporting a seatbelt when the crash took place she endured insignificant injuries. A 19-year-outdated front-seat passenger was thrown into the car’s again seats.

The other two travellers, a 20-12 months-outdated and 22-12 months-old, have been ejected from the automobile fully. The 22-calendar year-outdated later on passed away.

Carvajal faces several rates, such as DUI and reckless driving, but after the passenger died, more expenses will be added.

Courtesy: Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Business

Courtroom data display Carvajal was formerly convicted adhering to a DUI manslaughter arrest in 2014. At the time, she collided with an additional motor vehicle in Hillsborough County.

Keith Allen Davis, the sufferer in the 2nd vehicle, died.

Pictured: Keith Allen Davis and his fiance, Susan Blain (FOX/File image)

Carvajal was sentenced to five decades in prison in 2016 with credit history for the one particular yr in jail she previously served, moreover five a long time of probation. According to the Florida Section of Corrections, she was released in October of 2019.

Subsequent that sentencing, Davis’ fiance, Susan Blain, informed FOX 13 she was satisfied with the judge’s sentence. The highest for DUI manslaughter is 15 decades in prison.

Jennifer Carvajal through her 2016 sentencing listening to.

“I want her to get enable,” Blain explained in 2016. “I’m not at the phase of forgiving her but, but I want her to get support. He was a good man or woman. He would assist anyone, give the shirt off his again. I overlook him.”

Linda Unfried, who founded Hillsborough County’s Mothers In opposition to Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.) remembers Carvajal’s very first lethal crash. When she read the news of the next, she suggests it was nearly unbelievable.

“I considered, how could this be, how could this be all over again,” Unfried claimed. “And when I noticed the crash, it’s horrific.”

Unfried’s colleague, a victim advocate, was assigned to Davis’ fiancé following his demise in 2014.

“We labored with the family members, the spouse of the male that she killed in 2014 – the sufferer advocate labored with her,” she claimed. “The name was really, really acquainted to her.”

Booking photo for Jennifer Carvajal subsequent a previous DUI manslaughter conviction. (Courtesy: Department of Corrections)

Unfried thinks additional get the job done wants to be accomplished on educating younger adult males and women ahead of it’s too late.

“My considered approach is, why isn’t there necessary rehabilitation, or psychological help for these people when it to start with comes about,” she reported. “Then it’s possible we wouldn’t be right here once more right now.”

Carvajal remains in the Hillsborough County jail on no bond.