An 18-year-old man was arrested on a vehicular homicide charge after he sped through a red light at a Dunedin intersection on Wednesday and crashed into a woman’s car, killing her, deputies said.
Dominic Rampi of Dunedin was driving a 2011 BMW 335i south on Belcher Road at a high rate of speed about 10:50 p.m. when he ran a red light at the intersection with Curlew Road, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. The BMW crashed into the side of a 2013 Dodge Charger headed east on Curlew.
The driver of the Dodge, 75-year-old Marion Miller, was taken to a local hospital, where she died.
The force of the crash caused the Charger to hit a 2010 Madza 3. The driver of the Mazda was not injured.
Rampi was also injured. Deputies said speed and impairment appear to be factors in the crash and additional charges are pending.
Rampi was booked into the Pinellas County Jail Thursday morning and was being held on a $20,000 bond, jail records show.