A Florida woman who was on probation over a fatal 2014 traffic crash has been arrested following another dramatic high-speed crash that killed one of her passengers.
Jennifer Carvajal, 24, was clocked driving 111 mph along a highway near Interstate 4 in Tampa on Sunday. A Florida Highway Patrol trooper started pursuing her and tried to overtake Carvajal to pull her over.
Dashcam video captured the moment Carvajal made a hard right turn that sent her Hyundai Elantra onto the road’s shoulder and down an embankment before going airborne.
Her car struck a concrete light pole and a palm tree before overturning in the parking lot of a car dealership.
A 19-year-old front seat passenger was thrown into the backseat and two rear passengers, a 20-year-old and a 22-year-old, were ejected from the car.
The passengers were all taken to a hospital.
The 22-year-old later died from her injuries.
Carvajal, who suffered minor injuries, was the only one in the car wearing a seat belt, according to the trooper.
She was later arrested and charged with reckless driving involving a serious injury, DUI involving a serious injury, DUI manslaughter, driving without a license and multiple counts of DUI property damage.
Court records show that Carvajal is currently on probation after serving prison time for a previous fatal wreck when she was 16.
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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Emily Crane; The Associated Press