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Victim Daryl Smith died July 6, 2012 as a result of his injuries. Mendez-Hernandez charges upgraded to DUI Manslaughter.
1206 – 140th Avenue, Apt. B
- Leaving the Scene of a crash with injury
- DUI with serious injury
- No Valid Drivers License
1908 – 131 Avenue
On July 3, 2012 at approximately 7:36 p.m., a 2003 Chevrolet van was eastbound on Fletcher Avenue. The driver swerved off the road at 19th Street and struck a bus stop bench occupied by Daryl Smith. Smith sustained serious injuries and was transported to Tampa General Hospital where he is listed in critical condition. The driver of the van fled the scene and was apprehended in the area of 22nd Street and 132 Avenue where he was arrested and transported to the Orient Road Jail.