Pregnant Woman Driving Drunk Kills Orlando Motorcyclist
A pregnant woman driving drunk, struck and killed an Orlando motorcyclist early on Sunday morning on John Young Parkway near Oak Ridge Road.
27-year-old Yetta Maritza Ospina, of Orlando, was arrested and charged with DUI manslaughter after she hit 25-year-old Peter Vergari, troopers said.
Ospina was traveling northbound on John Young Park behind Vergari who was riding a Honda motorcycle. She was traveling faster than Vergari and failed to slow down while approaching the motorcycle, troopers said.
Ospina, who was driving a 2011 Toyota, collided with the rear of the motorcycle causing it to overturn throwing Vergari in the inside lane of northbound State Road 423.
Vergari wasn’t wearing a helmet. He was pronounced dead on the spot by the medical examiner, troopers also said.
Ospina was arrested and charged with DUI manslaughter and booked into the Orange County Jail on a $10,000 bond. She has also been charged with vehicular homicide of a viable fetus and is being held on a $5,000 bond.