TAMPA — One man died and another was arrested and charged with driving-under-the-influence manslaughter in a crash at Dale Mabry Highway and Waters Avenue early Saturday, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.
Juan Aecca's 1997 Buick was traveling west on Waters Avenue approaching Dale Mabry Highway about 3 a.m. when it ran a red light, hitting Richard W. Buck's 2003 Toyota, which was traveling north on Dale Mabry Highway, according to the patrol.
Aecca's car hit the right side of Buck's car, causing it to flip. Buck, 21, was thrown from the driver's window.
Aecca, 31, of 503 W Humphrey St., Tampa, was under the influence of alcohol, an arrest report states, and he refused to perform a sobriety test.
Buck, 21, of Tampa, died, and Aecca was arrested at the scene and charged with DUI manslaughter, DUI property damage, driving without a license and violation of a traffic control device.
Aecca didn't suffer any injuries, according to the patrol. He is being held at the Orient Road Jail, and no bail has been set. Neither man was wearing a seat belt, the Highway Patrol said.