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DUI manslaughter arrest made in June crash in Hernando

Authorities have charged an Inverness woman with DUI manslaughter in connection with a June car crash in Hernando County in which a 25-year-old Citrus County woman was killed.

Sonia Lugo-Haviland, 31, was arrested Tuesday, according to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office.

Julianne Inwood, also of Inverness, was in the rear seat of the 2000 Ford Mustang when Lugo-Haviland lost control of the car on Interstate 75 about 8:30 a.m. June 27, the Florida Highway Patrol reported. The car hit the median guardrail and spun around.

Inwood was taken to Brooksville Regional Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The highway patrol said she wasn't wearing a seat belt.

Lugo-Haviland, who also wasn't wearing a seat belt, was seriously injured. She was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa.

A second passenger, 31-year-old Allison Torres of Inverness, suffered minor injuries and was taken to Brooksville Regional.

DUI manslaughter arrest made in June crash in Hernando 02/02/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 2, 2011 12:16pm]
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