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Accused drunk driver in deadly chain-reaction crash released from jail

Accused drunk driver in deadly chain-reaction crash released from jail

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla.-- Eduardo Medina bonded out of jail Saturday just hours after spending the day in lock up at the Orange County Jail on vehicular homicide and DUI manslaughter charges. 

Florida Highway Patrol troopers said Medina caused a deadly accident at the intersection of John Young Parkway and Deerfield Boulevard, after he’d been drinking.
  FHP troopers said Medina was driving drunk at 2 a.m. early Saturday morning, when they said he didn't stop at the red light at Deerfield Blvd.

According to the report, Medina slammed into a Kia Spectra, pushing it into two other cars on the roadway. The 57-year-old Luis Gil was the Kia driver. 

He was taken to Florida Hospital Kissimmee where he was pronounced dead at 2:52 a.m.  Surveillance from the Buff-It Car Wash caught the deadly crash on camera.


“I saw a car like in a movie, going really fast, a flash, and then a bright light. You could actually see that something happened, because a couple of minutes later there was a bunch of lights from fire department and rescue,” said employee John Smith.

Patrons of that area said accidents like the one that killed Luis Gil happen in this area all of the time. 

“It’s really bad. There are accidents here all the time,” Smith said. “I’ve seen a couple of flips, a couple of roll overs, a young girl get hit trying to cross the street,” he added, “We really wish, everybody here, wishes they could fix it somehow. I don’t know what they can do, but I wish they could do something.”

Medina was released on $13,000 bond. The court hasn’t set a trial date yet.


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