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The driver is charged for 9 months after hitting a woman who was on the phone with her mother

SUV driver who ran into and killed 27-year-old rollerblader on the phone with mother is charged nine months after her death

  • On Monday, 26-year-old Endail Thomas was booked into the Broward County Jail in connection with the February 19 crash that killed Aline Palla Acosta.
  • He was charged with manslaughter by DUI, vehicle murder, and reckless driving
  • The crash occurred at around 5:11 PM, as Thomas was driving on Northeast 10th Street trying to pass a slower car
  • At that moment he turned off the road and hit the woman
  • In the moments leading up to the crash, Acosta had spoken to her parents in Brazil

Nine months after fatally beating a 27-year-old woman while skating and on the phone with her mother, a Florida man is confronted in a horrific crash in which he and his passenger flew out of the vehicle.

On Monday, 26-year-old Endail Thomas was booked into the Broward County Jail in connection with the February 19 crash that killed Aline Palla Acosta.

He was charged with manslaughter by DUI, vehicle murder, and reckless driving. His bond was set at $ 221,000, de Sun Sentinel.

Endail Thomas

Aline Palla Acosta

Aline Palla Acosta

On Monday, 26-year-old Endail Thomas was booked into the Broward County Jail in connection with the February 19 crash that killed Aline Palla Acosta.

The crash happened at around 5:11 PM, as Thomas was driving on Northeast 10th Street trying to pass a slower car. It was then that he pulled off the road and hit the woman, the Broward Sheriff’s Office traffic murder investigators reported.

Thomas is said to have driven 96 mph in an area with a speed limit of 35 mph.

In the moments leading up to the crash, Acosta had spoken to her parents in Brazil. Her shocked mother heard the impact of the car.

Acosta was pronounced dead on the spot after the car tied her to a post. Her family friends raised money to have her body cremated and the ashes returned to Brazil, where her parents live. GoFundMe page.

The crash happened at around 5:11 PM, as Thomas was driving on Northeast 10th Street trying to pass a slower car

The crash happened at around 5:11 PM, as Thomas was driving on Northeast 10th Street trying to pass a slower car

The crash occurred at around 5:11 PM, as Thomas was driving on Northeast 10th Street trying to pass a slower car

Blood samples taken at the hospital showed that Thomas had a blood alcohol level of .17 - more than double the legal limit

Blood samples taken at the hospital showed that Thomas had a blood alcohol level of .17 - more than double the legal limit

Blood samples taken at the hospital showed that Thomas had a blood alcohol level of .17 – more than double the legal limit

The car had split in two after being hit into a tree, throwing Thomas and his passenger Melissa Gregoir, 37, from the vehicle.

The couple were seriously injured and were hospitalized at Broward Health North

Thomas and Gregoire were questioned a week after the crash, and both shared that Thomas was driving at the time of the crash. Gregoire told police they had been together all day and had been drinking alcohol, investigators said.

Blood samples taken at the hospital showed that Thomas had a blood alcohol level of .17 – more than double the legal limit.

The car was split in two after being hit into a tree, throwing Thomas and his passenger Melissa Gregoir, 37, from the vehicle

The car was split in two after being hit into a tree, throwing Thomas and his passenger Melissa Gregoir, 37, from the vehicle

The car was split in two after being hit into a tree, throwing Thomas and his passenger Melissa Gregoir, 37, from the vehicle

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