A Hernando man was jailed for allegedly driving impaired and inflicting a three-vehicle collision south of the Citrus-Marion county line, killing a motorist and injuring two others.
Florida Freeway Patrol (FHP) troopers took 38-year-old David Michael Kahler into custody after responding Monday night, Jan. 24, to the lethal crash on State Highway 200 close to County Highway 491.
Kahler was arrested on fees of DUI manslaughter, DUI involving severe damage, DUI involving property harm, possessing marijuana and possessing drug paraphernalia.
In accordance with FHP, Kahler was driving a pickup truck south on S.R. 200 at round 6 p.m. Monday, whereas a sedan and SUV had been northbound on the roadway, respectively.
Earlier than reaching the C.R. 491 junction, Kahler’s truck crossed over S.R. 200’s heart line and collided virtually head-on with the sedan and its driver, a 33-year-old Ocala girl.
Kahler’s truck then spun into the trail of the SUV pushed by a 28-year-old Ocala girl touring with a 3-year-old lady.
Following each collisions with the sedan and SUV, Kahler’s truck traveled towards S.R. 200’s japanese shoulder, the place it struck a mailbox earlier than coming to relaxation.
In accordance with FHP, the sedan’s driver died from her accidents, and the SUV’s driver suffered severe accidents whereas her younger passenger acquired minor accidents.
Kahler, who wasn’t sporting a seatbelt, had minor accidents, in line with FHP.
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