Kissimmee Man Killed During T-Bone Crash with Speeding SUV
Investigative authorities with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office are currently trying to determine the chain of events that led to a fatal T-bone collision and subsequent death of a Kissimmee man near Peabody Road over the weekend.
According to early details from a press release provided by Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, it was during the early morning hours of Saturday, January 14, 2023, when officers in Davenport were dispatched to an out-of-control house party for “fighting in the streets” complaints from neighbors. When they arrived at the scene, there were approximately 150 adults and juveniles in attendance, several of which were under the influence of alcohol, with one person specifically requiring medical assistance due to their level of intoxication. It was while the officers were attempting to clear a space for EMS personnel that they encountered a Range Rover with three occupants who were unwilling to move the luxury SUV.
After many failed attempts to move the Range Rover, a keen-eyed sheriff’s office lieutenant noticed that the tags on the sport utility vehicle were expired, which led him to believe that the SUV could be stolen. However, before the officer was able to fully investigate the vehicle, the driver of the Range Rover left the scene and sideswiped a PCSO patrol car in the process.
Other officers in the area began searching for the Range Rover and the three individuals within the SUV, who have since been identified as 20-year-old Alaric Shango, 23-year-old Jarquez Malique Page, and 31-year-old Angel Burgos Rosello. They were finally spotted at a convenience store near Ronald Reagan Boulevard but sped away and entered Osceola County via Marigold Avenue. As the SUV approached the intersection with Peabody Road at a high rate of speed, it slammed into the driver’s side of a Honda Civic, killing the 27-year-old driver.
The three occupants of the SUV tried to flee the scene of the auto accident on foot, but were quickly apprehended by local law enforcement. Police believe that a fourth suspect was possibly involved, but no further details have been released regarding that individual. An assault-style rifle was also recovered from within the Range Rover, although its connection to the case is unclear at this time.
This fatal car crash is currently under investigation by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Highway Patrol.
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