Willie Dumel, Suspect in I-95 Wrong-Way Crash That Killed 4, Arrested and Charged: FHP

Vehicular homicide charges for man in violent crash that killed four

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    Willie Dumel, 25, the suspect involved in a violent wrong-way crash on I-95 that killed four people last month, was arrested and officially charged Wednesday, the Florida Highway Patrol said. He spent the past month in a Hollywood hospital recovering from injuries. FHP spokesman Joe Sanchez discussed the case. (Published Wednesday, May 1, 2013)

    The suspect involved in a violent wrong-way crash on I-95 that killed four people last month was arrested and officially charged Wednesday, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

    Willie Dumel, 25, was charged with four counts of vehicular homicide and one count of driving with a suspended license, FHP spokesman Joe Sanchez said.

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    Dumel spent the past month at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood recovering from injuries he sustained in the April 3 crash that happened as he was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of the highway between Ives Dairy Road and Hallandale Beach Boulevard, authorities said.

    Police Determine True Identity of Suspect in I-95 Crash

    [MI] Police Determine True Identity of Suspect in I-95 Crash
    Police said Wednesday night that they determined that Willie Dumel, 25, was the suspect involved in a violent wrong-way crash on I-95 that killed four people early Wednesday. Police had initially identified another man as the suspect, before that man came forward to say that he had nothing to do with the crash and that his ID was stolen four years ago. Opa-locka Police spokesman David Chiverton and witness Jeff Kopelman discussed the case. (Published Thursday, Apr 4, 2013)

    But he left his hospital bed for a cell at the Miami-Dade County Jail Wednesday.

    “I think he did just about everything that he could within his powers to stay here, ’cause the only place he was leaving, leaving this hospital, was straight to jail,” Sanchez said.

    FHP Discusses Wrong-Way Crash on I-95 That Killed 4

    [MI] FHP Discusses Wrong-Way Crash on I-95 That Killed 4
    Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Joe Sanchez discusses the wrong-way crash on I-95 that started with a police pursuit in Opa-locka and ended with four family members killed. (Published Wednesday, Apr 3, 2013)

    Opa-locka Police said the incident began with a pursuit of the suspect in Opa-locka and ended on the highway when Dumel crashed head-on into a Kia minivan, killing four family members inside.

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    Dennis Ryan Rinon Ortiz, 33, of California was driving the minivan at the time of the crash, the FHP said. Lily Marie Azarcon, 26, of the Philippines and siblings Albertson Anthony Almase, 31, and Kristina A. Almase, 26, were the minivan passengers who were also killed in the crash.

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