Winter Haven man charged after fiery I-4 crash that left 2 dead, 3 seriously hurt


TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A Winter Haven man is facing several charges for allegedly causing a fiery I-4 crash on Dec. 15, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) said.

Jorge Britton, 34, of Winter Haven, surrendered to FHP Troopers Monday at the Hillsborough County Jail after reports said he crashed his Audi super-car into the back of Toyota Camry at a high rate of speed.

According to previous reports from News Channel 8, the crash sent Britton’s car spinning toward the inside shoulder of the roadway. The Toyota caught fire before it came to a rest on the outside shoulder. Both the driver and the passenger died at the scene.

Investigators previously said they believed alcohol to be a factor in the crash.

Britton was charged with two counts each of DUI manslaughter, DUI serious injury, and vehicular homicide.

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