Tampa Man Accused of DUI Manslaughter in Fiery, West Shore Crash
He admitted drinking, Tampa police said.
TAMPA – A Tampa man was arrested after his passenger died a fiery, head-on crash on West Shore Boulevard, according to the Tampa Police Department
The name of the deceased passenger, who died at the scene, was unavailable. Also unavailable was the name of the other driver, who suffered minor injuries.
Nicholas Joseph Schreiber, 24, of Tampa, was cleared medically before he was taken to the Hillsborough jail. Schreiber was charged with one count each of DUI Manslaughter, Vehicular Homicide, and DUI Property Damage.
Police said Schreiber remained at the scene where he displayed clues of impairment in addition to making spontaneous statements admitting to drinking alcoholic beverages. He also submitted to a voluntary blood draw.
The crash happened at about 8:36 p.m. Saturday (March 2) at the intersection of S West Shore Boulevard and W Montgomery Avenue in Tampa.
Officers said Schreiber was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee north on S West Shore Boulevard at a high rate of speed when he tried to overtake another vehicle in the left turn lane. The Jeep struck the raised median and several trees and shrubs before crossing over into the southbound lanes where it eventually struck a Toyota Camry head on.
After the crash, the Jeep and Toyota both caught fire and became fully engulfed before being extinguished by Tampa Fire Rescue.
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