One Dead in DUI Crash Involving Meth in Riverview

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Erik Abrahamson, J.D. November 18, 2019

Riverview, FL (11/15/2019) – A man, 31, caused a crash while under the influence of methamphetamines on Friday. The collision happened on I-75 around 5:48 am. 

Jeremy Guerrero drove his 2017 Toyota Corolla southbound on I-75 at high speed. He noticed a Hillsborough County Sherrif’s office cruiser ahead of him and braked. Guerrero lost control of his vehicle and side-swiped a 2009 Dodge van driven by Maria Delourdes Perez, 57. 

Both vehicles came to rest on the west shoulder of the road. The Dodge struck a tree head-on while the Corolla rolled and struck several trees. 

Paramedics transported Delourdes Perez to a hospital. She died of her injuries later in the day. Guerrero and his passenger, Mary Kathryn Sonzogni, 31, suffered minor injuries. They did not go to the hospital. Delourdes Perez wore her seatbelt at the time of the crash. Guerrero and Sonzogni did not wear their seatbelts.

Police booked Jeremy Guerrero into the Hillsborough County jail with charges of a DUI manslaughter and driving with a license suspended or revoked involving death.

Our hearts go out to all of those impacted by this tragedy. DUI accidents like this one occur far too often in Florida. It’s essential that fatal DUI accidents be thoroughly investigated so that the cause of the collision can be understood, and the responsible party can be identified and, if warranted, held accountable.

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Sources: Tampa Bay Times, WTSP