Ari’yonnia Stanberry Survives Fiery Crash That Killed Eight In St. Lucie County
The FHP said, 14-year-old Ari’yonnia Stanberry was one of the passengers in a Honda Odyssey when a 21-year-old driver rear-ended the vehicle causing it to burst into flames.
“I do think about it every day,” Stanberry told the Post
A good Samaritan rescued Stanberry from the burning car. She was taken to the hospital and released one day later.
“There’s not enough counseling in the world that’s going to fix that, watching eight people burn up in the car,” said Stanberry’s 55-year old mother. “Who can ever imagine that, especially from a 14-year-old?”
FHP said, they have arrested the 21-year old driver for five counts of DUI manslaughter and five counts of vehicular homicide. A judge set his bond at $7.5 million dollars.
According to a new charging affidavit released, his blood alcohol content less than an hour after the crash was .274 g/100ml, and bottles of Bacardi Superior Rum and Crown Royal Regal Apple whisky were found in his car.
The 21-year old went before a judge, where he remained mostly silent, except to answer “Yes sir” to several of the judge’s questions.
A judge said that if the driver posts his bond, he’ll be on house arrest and will be fitted with a GPS monitoring device. He can only leave his house under specific conditions, like medical and legal purposes.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in a fatality. We hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. We hope that all parties involved consult with an experienced trial lawyer. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation and find out what your rights are.”
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