Tampa Man Arrested Following an Alcohol Related Fatal, Fiery Crash

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The Tampa Police Department (TPD) is continuing to investigate a fatal crash that occurred at approximately 8:36 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2019.

The crash occurred at S. Westshore Blvd and W Montgomery Avenue.

Investigators say that 24 year-old Nicholas Schreiber was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee and traveling north on S Westshore Boulevard at a high rate of speed and tried to overtake another vehicle in the left turn lane.

The Jeep struck the raised median and several trees and shrubs before crossing over into the southbound lanes where it eventually struck a Toyota Camry head on.

After the crash, both vehicles caught fire and became fully engulfed before being extinguished by Tampa Fire Rescue. The passenger of the Jeep died at the scene as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. Schreiber remained on scene and police officers say displayed clues of impairment in addition to making spontaneous statements admitting to drinking alcoholic beverages. The driver of the Camry suffered minor injuries.

TPD conducted a DUI investigation and obtained a voluntary blood draw from the defendant, who was then transported to the hospital for medical clearance. Defendant Schreiber has been charged with DUI Manslaughter, Vehicular Homicide, and DUI Property Damage.

Arrest documentation showed a breath alcohol concentration of .146 and .142.

Schreiber remains in the Hillsborough County Jail.  

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