MIAMI (AP) — The driver who allegedly caused a wrong-way crash on Interstate 95 in South Florida that killed four people is being charged with vehicular homicide.
The Florida Highway Patrol said Wednesday that 25-year-old Willie Dumel is being charged with four counts of vehicular homicide as well as driving with a suspended license. Dumel has been hospitalized since the April 3 crash but will be transferred to the Miami-Dade County Jail.
Authorities say Dumel caused the crash by driving north onto the southbound lanes of I-95 while attempting to elude police after a traffic stop. The circumstances of that chase are under investigation by the city of Opa-locka Police Department.
The victims included a woman on business from the Philippines and a Navy petty officer.
No attorney is listed for Dumel.