A Texas man was arrested Sunday after deputies say he caused a three-vehicle crash in Lehigh Acres, killing a child.
Vinh Phan Le, 26, of Houston, Texas, was charged with drunken driving and vehicular manslaughter, according to a Lee County Sheriff’s Office arrest report.
On Sunday, deputies responded to the crash on Lee Boulevard, just west of Alvin Avenue. Le was driving west on Lee Boulevard, when he struck two other vehicles driving in his same direction.
One of the struck vehicles exited the roadway, and the driver lost control of the vehicle and struck a power pole, which snapped in half, the report states.
When deputies spoke to Le about the crash, they could see open beer cans in his car, smell alcohol on his breath and see he had bloodshot, watery eyes.
The report does not state how many individuals were involved in the crash, but the adults involved were taken to local hospitals and the children involved were taken to Golisano Children’s Hospital in Fort Myers
A witness told deputies Le was speeding and weaving between traffic before the crash.
After multiple field sobriety tests, deputies arrested Le on DUI and transported him to Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers where he submitted a blood draw, the report states.
Doctors also advised deputies that they believed one of the victims of the crash wouldn’t survive their injuries.
Later that day, it was confirmed that one of the children involved in the crash had died, according to the sheriff’s office.
Le is being held in Lee County Jail on $310,000 bond and has a court hearing scheduled for July 6.