Detectives in Polk County say a 39-year-old Lake Alfred man ‘huffed' a computer cleaning agent just minutes before causing a fatal crash on US Highway 92.
Trevor David Werner was arrested Saturday and booked into the Polk County Jail. He is facing one count of DUI manslaughter in the death of Orlando Colon.
The incident occurred on August 31st when Werner's white Toyota Tacoma pick-up truck went through the median, directly into the path of a westbound Sports Utility Vehicle.
Colon, a 51-year-old Mulberry resident, was a passenger in the SUV. He suffered serious injuries in the collision, was airlifted by helicopter to Lakeland Regional Medical Center where he later died.
The driver, 44-year-old Nivea Ramos of Mulberry, suffered several broken bones and a back injury. A 14-year-old boy in the backseat also suffered serious injuries.
Werner suffered several broken bones.
According to a Polk County Sheriff's Office report detectives determined the suspect had purchased a can of computer cleaner from a store less than two miles from the crash site.
Toxicology results indicated Werner had the presence of chemicals used in the cleaning product in his system at the time of the fatal crash.
Investigators believe Werner ‘huffed' the cleaner and was unconscious when he triggered the crash.
The suspect is no stranger to law enforcement. Werner has an extensive arrest record in Polk County and has served two stints in the state prison system for convictions on a variety of crimes including burglary and grand theft.
Werner also has one prior DUI arrest.
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