ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – A St. Petersburg woman has been charged with DUI Manslaughter and child neglect after crashing into a pickup truck and killing the driver.
On Monday at around 7:30 p.m., a silver BMW 750IL, driven by Ieasha Boyd, 37, with a 12-year-old child and a 5-year-old child in the car, was westbound on 38th Avenue North, approaching the intersection with 40th Street North.
Police say Boyd struck an orange Chevrolet Colorado pick-up truck that was northbound on 40th Street North and caused it to roll over.
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The pick-up truck driver, Miguel Diaz Arzola, 62, of St. Petersburg, was pronounced dead on the scene by St. Pete Fire Rescue after having to be extricated from his vehicle.
Both children were transported to All Children’s Hospital to be evaluated for minor injuries.
Boyd was found to be driving while impaired and was charged with DUI Manslaughter, and two counts of Child Neglect and was transported to the Pinellas County Jail. The investigation is still ongoing.