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Tampa man arrested on DUI manslaughter charge after fatal Pasco crash

Troopers said the man was impaired when he hit the back of a Jeep Wrangler. The other driver was ejected.
 
The driver of a Jeep Wrangler was killed in a crash in Pasco County Thursday night. The driver who hit him was arrested on a DUI-manslaughter charge.
The driver of a Jeep Wrangler was killed in a crash in Pasco County Thursday night. The driver who hit him was arrested on a DUI-manslaughter charge.
Published Dec. 8, 2023|Updated Dec. 8, 2023

A Tampa man is facing a DUI manslaughter charge after a fatal crash in Pasco County on Thursday night, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.

Solanch Quintanilla Coca, 30, was arrested after the crash, which occurred at about 9:20 p.m. on State Road 54, just east of Starkey Boulevard, troopers said.

Coca was driving a Toyota Rav 4 east on State Road 54 when he hit the rear of a Jeep Wrangler. The Jeep’s driver was ejected. He later died at a hospital. Troopers have only identified him publicly as a 25-year-old man from Deltona.

Troopers said they determined that Coca was impaired at the time of the crash. He was booked at the Pasco County jail.