SUMTER COUNTY, FL – A man was convicted last week in connection with a fatal accident in Sumter County, according to the Citrus County Chronicle.
33-year-old Anthony Nepoleon Brown of Wildwood was found guilty of several charges in connection with the August 22, 2017 incident that led to the death of 55-year-old Laura Lee Price of Inverness.
Authorities said Brown was driving a BMW 550i as he attempted to flee from Wildwood Police and Sumter County deputies. He went through a stop sign in the area of State Road 44 and Sumter County Road 219 and crashed into a Honda CRV driven by Price. The BMW then sideswiped a Chevy pickup truck and hit a Mack semi-trailer truck.
Price’s vehicle overturned and she was pronounced dead at the scene. Brown fled from the scene but was later taken into custody.
A jury convicted him Wednesday on several charges, including leaving a fatal crash scene, causing death by fleeing and eluding, and resisting law enforcement without violence. No date has been set for his sentencing.
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