News: Driver facing charges for fatal multi-vehicle crash in Leesburg


LEESBURG, FL – A driver has been arrested for a fatal accident in Leesburg last week, reports the Leesburg News.

36-year-old Gustavo Martinez Cortez of Eustis was arrested on a third-degree felony charge of driving without a license.

The Nov. 7 crash involved a total of four vehicles, and occurred in the area of County Road 44 and North Silver Lake Road.  Authorities said Cortez crashed into the back of a Toyota Corolla.  The collision killed the driver of the Corolla, a 42-year-old man from Eustis.  A semi-truck and a Mitsubishi Mirage were also involved in the wreck.  The driver of the Mirage, a 23-year-old Deland woman, sustained minor injuries.

Cortez was taken to the Lake County Jail, and a judge set bond at $100,000 on Tuesday.

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