An Orlando man was arrested and charged with two counts of DUI manslaughter after killing a Kissimmee couple in an Easter day crash.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers arrested 37-year-old Delric Albato Freeman. He was additionally charged with vehicular homicide for the deaths of 25-year-old Bhowani Jagmohan and 24-year-old Christina Bacchus, both of Kissimmee, in a traffic crash on April 21, 2019.
Freeman turned himself in to the Florida Highway Patrol on Thursday morning.
According to a FHP report, Cpl. Charles Thomas was dispatched to a traffic crash at the intersection of Apopka Vineland Road and Dressage Drive in Orlando at about 8:40 p.m. The victims were in a Lexus convertible that sustained heavy damage to the left side of the car. Jagmohan, who was driving, was pronounced dead on scene. Bacchus was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center where she was later pronounced dead.
Freeman was driving a Nissan Pathfinder that had heavy damage to the front of the vehicle. He was taken to the medical center with serious injuries.
Troopers determined that Freeman was driving northbound on Apopka Vineland Road at 74 mph in a 45 mph hour zone. The Lexus was stopped at a stop sign on Apopka Vineland Road facing southwest. While speeding, Freeman made a turn to the left and hit the Lexus.
Troopers said they could smell alcohol coming from Freeman after the crash. He was restrained by troopers after he became aggressive and a blood sample was later taken. It was determined Freeman had a blood alcohol level of .190 percent. The legal limit his .08 percent.
According to a recorded 911 call, it was learned that Freeman was fleeing from a previous crash and that the other vehicle involved was following him when the crash occurred. Freeman hit speeds as high as 106 mph trying to avoid the pursuing vehicle, according to the report.
Freeman was jailed on a $30,000 bond.