LAKELAND, Fla. – An arrest has been made in the August 8th, 2020 rollover accident that killed 16-year-old Lakeland resident Alexandra Saldana.
Mason Chapman, 16, was arrested on Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021, and charged with Vehicular Homicide.
On Saturday, August 8, 2020, at approximately 10:42 p.m., officers responded to a traffic crash involving a single vehicle near Kathleen Road and West 2nd Street.
According to investigators, a 2002 Chevy pick-up was traveling northbound on Kathleen Road, approaching West 2nd Street when the driver lost control of the vehicle. The truck began sliding on the roadway before hitting a curb and striking a utility pole. The impact caused the truck to flip on its roof, landing in the roadway of West 2nd Street.
Inside the vehicle were three teenagers; the driver age 16, and two passengers, one age 16, and the other age 15.
All occupants were transported to Lakeland Regional Health for treatment.
Officers were informed on August 9th that the 16-year-old rear passenger, Alexandra Saldana, died from her injuries shortly after 8:00 a.m. Sunday morning.
Mason Chapman was booked into the Polk County jail on Wednesday and was released on $10,000 bail.