Suspect Arrested for Killing Pregnant Woman in Cabana Crash: Cops - NBC 6 South Florida

Suspect Arrested for Killing Pregnant Woman in Cabana Crash: Cops

Police said Rosa Rivera Kim was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon

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    Woman Arrested for Killing Pregnant Woman in Cabana Crash: Cops

    Authorities arrested a woman they say drove into a hotel pool cabana in Fort Lauderdale, killing a pregnant woman. Authorities talk about the family's reaction to the arrest. (Published Wednesday, May 9, 2012)

    Authorities arrested a woman they say drove into a hotel pool cabana in Fort Lauderdale, killing a pregnant woman.

    Rosa Rivera Kim, 34, was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon charged with two counts of DUI manslaughter and DUI property damage, according to a release by the Fort Lauderdale Police Department.

    Kim, a Plantation resident, was driving westbound in the 600 block of Southeast 4th Street on March 18 when she lost control of her car, veering off the road and into the cabana at the Riverside Hotel on East Las Olas Boulevard, police said.

    Kim fatally struck 26-year-old Alanna Demella, a Medford, Mass. resident who was seven months pregnant, according to a report.

    Out-of-Control Car Hits and Kills Woman inside Riverside Hotel's Cabana

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    A pregnant woman was killed when she was struck and killed by an out-of-control car at a poolside cabana at Riverside Hotel. Guests Darryn and Joanne Gordon and Phyllis Oliver describe the scene.
    (Published Monday, March 19, 2012)

    Officials said Kim’s toxicology results reveal she was driving under the influence of alcohol and three times over the legal limit.

    According to a complaint affidavit, Kim told police she was having lunch with her husband prior to the crash and had ordered an alcoholic drink. She admitting getting into an argument with her husband that day and leaving the restaurant alone in a 2006 Audi sedan, the report said.

    Police said Kim's car was traveling in excess of the 25 mph speed limit when she crossed over the east lane, over the sidewalk curb and plowed into Demella, her unborn child and her husband.

    Woman Killed in Cabana Crash Identified

    [MI] Woman Killed in Cabana Crash Identified
    Police have identified the pregnant woman who was killed when a car veered off a road and into a hotel pool cabana at a Fort Lauderdale hotel Sunday. Alanna Demella, 26, from Medford, Mass., was inside the cabana at the Riverside Hotel on East Las Olas Boulevard with her husband, 31-year-old Michael Demella when she was struck around 1:30 p.m., Fort Lauderdale Police said.
    (Published Monday, March 19, 2012)

    Michael Demella, the pregnant woman's husband, and Kim suffered non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.