Florida Woman, On Probation For 2014 Traffic Fatality, Arrested After 111 MPH High-Speed Chase Eventually Crashing Into A Car Dealership

A Florida woman on probation for a 2014 trafffic fatality was arrested after a high-speed crash off Interstate 4 in Hillsborough County, authorities said.

The crash happened at about 1:40 a.m. at the Gator Ford dealership, 1780 Tampa Gateway Boulevard near I-4, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The Highway Patrol said the driver, Jennifer Carvajal was clocked three times traveling west on Interstate 4 at 111 mph, and had passed a trooper without stopping.

When the trooper tried to overtake her vehicle, Carvajal made a hard right turn, which sent the Hyundai Elantra into the shoulder and down an embankment before it went airborne, over a fence and crashed into the dealership, where it overturned.

A passenger in the front seat was thrown to the back of the car and two other passengers were ejected. All three passengers suffered serious injuries and one is in critical condition, according to the report.

The Highway Patrol said Carvajal suffered minor injuries. According to the report, she was the only one in the car wearing a seatbelt.

Carvajal faces charges of reckless driving (serious injury), DUI (serious injury), DUI with property damage, driving without a driver’s license (serious injury) and violation of probation for DUI manslaughter.

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