News: Driver charged with DUI in fatal accident in Palm Beach County

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Posted: August 3, 2022

LAKE WORTH, FL - A suspected drunk driver was arrested in connection with a fatal crash in Palm Beach County earlier this year.

According to WPEC, 52-year-old Victor Lopez Rios of Lake Worth was charged with DUI manslaughter and negligent manslaughter.

The accident took place February 8 in the area of Lantana Road and Seminole Drive in Atlantis at about 8 p.m.

Police said Rios was behind the wheel of a Ford F-150 pickup when he turned into the path of an oncoming car and the vehicles collided. 

A passenger in the pickup, 54-year-old Marcos Rodriguez Luna, suffered fatal injuries.

Police said they detected an odor of alcohol on Rios when they met with him after the crash at a hospital.

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