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Tampa man accused in crash that killed girl now faces DUI manslaughter charge

TAMPA — The man accused of causing a crash last week that killed a 5-year-old girl has been charged with DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide, authorities said.

The Florida Highway Patrol reported that Rolando Rojas, 52, of Tampa sideswiped two vehicles stopped for traffic Friday night while trying to squeeze between two lanes on U.S. 301.

He then struck a van in the intersection with Bloomingdale Avenue, injuring four children including 5-year-old Lilly Mills of Brandon. The little girl later died at Tampa General Hospital.

Rojas also faces charges of driving under the influence, DUI with serious bodily injury, reckless driving with serious bodily injury and four counts of DUI with property damage or injury.

Jail records list him as a logistics employee with American Traffic Solutions. Rojas was being held in the Hillsborough County Jail without bail.

Tampa man accused in crash that killed girl now faces DUI manslaughter charge 07/05/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 5, 2011 8:33pm]
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