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Fatal crash in Lehigh leads to DUI charges for driver

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Posted at 10:30 AM, Mar 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-14 05:44:39-04

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. — A fiery crash in Lehigh Acres led to the death of a passenger and a DUI manslaughter charge for the driver.

The crash that happened near the intersection of Unice Avenue North and 71st Street West left one person deceased and the other transported to the hospital on March 13.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, Viveros's Ford mustang vehicle was heading North on Unice Avenue and approaching the intersection of 71st Street West when it reportedly traveled off the roadway then crashed into a tree.

The driver of the vehicle is identified as Osvaldo Viveros, 26, and the passenger of the vehicle was a 43-year-old man from Weston, FL.

The passenger was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Viveros from California was placed under arrest by the FHP Traffic Homicide division for DUI, manslaughter, and there is also a warrant from outside the state of California for Viveros. He was reportedly driving without a valid license when his passenger was killed.

He has been transported to Lee County Jail.