MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. -- A fatal crash involving a disabled vehicle that struck debris following a previous crash occurred on SR 70 west of Betts Rd. around 4 AM on Sept. 6, 2016.
Shayne Williams, 21, struck a large pile of sod on the roadway, left from a previous crash that had just transpired, causing his vehicle to become disabled. The driver of another vehicle, Barbaro Carabeo, 51, was not aware that the vehicle was disabled and struck the vehicle in the rear, pushing it further eastbound.
Williams was transported to Sarasota Memorial hospital and died from his sustained injuries. Carabeo had minor injuries and was transported to Lakewood Ranch Medical Center.
This was not an alcohol-related incident. Carabeo has since been charged with careless driving and driving without a seatbelt.