Florida Man Killed by Drunk Driver While Doing Yardwork Outside Home


October 18, 2018

VOLUSIA COUNTY, FL. – October 12, 2018 (wsbradio.com) A Florida man in his 80s was struck and killed by a drunk driver October 9 while he was doing yardwork in front of his house. The story is reported online at wsbradio.com.*

At approximately 2:30 p.m. on October 9, 83-year-old Donnie Meyers, of Volusia County, Florida, was doing yardwork at his house on Scenic Avenue. A pickup truck traveling east on Glenwood Road turned left onto Scenic Avenue and ran off the road, striking Meyers in his yard. Meyers died at the scene, according to officials. 

The driver of the pickup, 29-year-old Bruno Torres, of Pierson, Florida, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and manslaughter. Officers found Torres had a blood alcohol content of .169 after the crash, which is more than double the legal limit. It is not yet clear why Torres ran off the road and into Meyers’s yard. Florida Highway Patrol and local prosecutors are continuing to investigate and have not released additional information at this time. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 29 people die every day in the United States from motor vehicle crashes involving alcohol-impaired drivers. This breaks down to one alcohol-related vehicle accident fatality every 50 minutes. In 2016, the CDC indicates almost 10,500 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, which accounted for nearly 30 percent of all traffic-related deaths in the United States that year. Drugs other than alcohol are involved in about 16 percent of all motor vehicle crashes.

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