Man Charged In Heat Dancer Death Out on Bond - NBC 6 South Florida

Man Charged In Heat Dancer Death Out on Bond

Man behind bars for crash that killed dancer last September



    Taking Care of Your Heart at Any Age
    Nancy Lopez-Ruiz

    A man arrested on two DUI manslaughter charges after being involved in a crash that killed a Miami Heat dancer in Fort Lauderdale last year has bonded out of jail.

    Mario Careaga, 43, was being held at the Broward County Jail in the death of Nancy Lopez-Ruiz until Friday afternoon.

    Careaga was behind the wheel of his 2009 Mercedes when he collided with Lopez-Ruiz's motorcycle  in the 700 block of East Sunrise Blvd. on Sept. 10.

    Police say Careaga drifted out of his lane when he hit Lopez-Ruiz, who was thrown from her motorcycle and died at the scene.

    Careaga allegedly told officers at the scene he'd had two vodka drinks before the crash.

    Lopez-Ruiz, 22, had just earned a spot on the Miami Heat dance team in June.