PINELLAS PARK — A 27-year-old Tampa woman already on probation for driving under the influence faces a DUI manslaughter charge after crashing into another car early Tuesday, killing the driver and seriously injuring a passenger, police said.
Kaylyn Louise Coston was driving west on Park Boulevard at a high rate of speed about 12:45 a.m. when another driver stopped at a stop sign on 64th Way tried to cross Park, pulling out in front of Coston’s 2015 Chevrolet Malibu, according to Pinellas Park police. The Malibu struck the driver’s side of the other car, a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt.
The driver of the Cobalt, 21-year-old Keondrae D. Miller of St. Petersburg, died from his injuries at a local hospital, police said. Coston and a passenger in Miller’s car, 36-year-old Javonte Williams, were hospitalized with serious injuries.
A Pinellas County sheriff’s deputy spotted Coston driving recklessly and speeding on Park Boulevard just before the crash but was unable to catch up to her to try to make a traffic stop, police said.
Investigators determined Coston showed signs of alcohol impairment and arrested her on charges of DUI manslaughter, DUI seriously bodily injury, driving without a valid license involving death and serious injury and violating DUI probation.
Pinellas court records show Coston was arrested on a DUI charge in January and found guilty in September. A judge sentenced her to a year of probation and her license was revoked for six months, among other penalties.