Boy Killed In Church Van Crash

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WAUCHULA, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a 13-year-old boy was
killed in Florida over the weekend after a drunken driver crashed
into the church van he was riding in.

The Florida Highway Patrol reports that the van was returning to St. Michael Catholic Church in Wauchula Saturday night when 28-year-old Enemias Roblero Gonzalez veered into the oncoming lane.

The van swerved, but troopers say Gonzalez's SUV hit the van's
right side.

Thirteen-year-old Adrian Rodriguez was killed and eight others were injured.

Gonzalez was arrested and charged with DUI manslaughter, two
counts of DUI with serious injuries and seven counts DUI and
property damage. He was being held at the Hardee County jail.

The group in the van had been returning from the annual Diocese of Venice Youth Rally in Fort Myers. Fla.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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