Orlando Woman Arrested for DUI Crash That Killed Two Family Members
After her third arrest in a little over three years, a 40-year-old woman now faces several serious charges related to a drunk driver accident that claimed the lives of a father and son two weeks ago along Lake Underhill Road in Orange County.
According to updated details released to local media outlets, it was close to 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 9, 2023, when 50-year-old Shane Lloyd and his 19-year-old son Jakob, both residents of Colorado, were traveling in a Kia Soul down Lake Underhill Road heading toward Rouse Road. As the pair approached the upcoming intersection, they attempted to make a legal left turn onto northbound Rouse Road. At this same time, 40-year-old Orlando resident Leslie Gehret entered the area in a Jeep Grand Cherokee, allegedly ran the red light which controlled her flow of traffic and slammed into the passenger’s side of the Kia Soul.
The impact from the T-bone collision caused the Kia Soul to roll over several times before finally coming to a complete stop on the shoulder of the road. Multiple Orange County emergency medical teams were dispatched to the site of the two-vehicle crash and shortly upon their arrival, they declared 19-year-old Jakob Lloyd dead at the scene. His 50-year-old father, Shane Lloyd, was transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center where he later died.
The driver of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, 40-year-old Leslie Gehret, sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to AdventHealth East Orlando. She was ordered to provide a blood test at the hospital, although investigators are still waiting for those results to return.
Leslie Gehret has since been arrested and faces charges of vehicular homicide, DUI manslaughter, driving under the influence – third violation in 10 years, driving with a suspended license causing death, and violation of probation.
“This driver was on probation as well as having her license revoked at the time of the crash. It’s really devastating that she’s had several DUIs and still continues to drive that way,” said Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Migdalisis Garcia.
The two out-of-state accident victims were in town visiting the University of Central Florida, where Jakob Lloyd, a celebrated athlete & musician, planned to study forensic chemistry this fall.
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