News: Alleged drunk driver charged in fatal accident on Sunny Isles Beach bridge

SUNNY ISLES BEACH, FL – A suspected drunk driver is facing charges in a crash on October 15th that killed another motorist in Sunny Isles Beach.

According to NBC Miami, 33-year-old Irina Shadrina turned herself in on Monday in connection with the incident that occurred on the Sunny Isles Beach bridge near Collins Avenue.

Authorities said 61-year-old Lionel Marquez was driving a Ferrari that became disabled on the bridge.  When he got out of the car to check the engine, he was struck by a Maserati driven by Shadrina. The impact caused Marquez to fall over the bridge and into the water, and his body was located the following morning.

Shadrina remained on the scene, and police said a test showed her blood-alcohol content was three times the legal limit. She has been charged with DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide, and was released from jail after posting bond.

If you have lost a loved one in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, the Miami wrongful death lawyers at the Hickey Law Firm would like to offer our assistance during this difficult time. We will help you navigate the legal system, and can seek compensation for the expenses resulting from your tragic loss. Contact us online, call 888-913-4296, or text 844-984-1937 to discuss your case with our dedicated legal team.