Mother, father and child ID'd as victims in fatal Selmon Expressway wreck

Selmon hit-and-run

TAMPA --  The identities of three people killed in a fiery wreck on the Selmon Expressway Thursday have been released.

It was a father, mother and their child who died in the accident. Luiz Felipak, 41; Rita Felipak, 29; and Giorgia Felipak, 8, all perished in the accident.   

The woman accused of causing the deadly accident, Amber Nicole Perera, 29, was in court Saturday morning and will be back again on Wednesday for a pretrial hearing, at which time bail could be set, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Perera was behind the wheel Thursday on the Selmon Expressway eastbound when she lost control of her car, hit the Felipak's car and sent it into the westbound lanes, where it was hit by two other vehicles and burst into flames.

Police say Perera continued driving and was arrested a short time later after her car could go no further because of damage.

Perera’s grandmother has told the Tampa Bay Times that her granddaughter had a seizure right before the wreck, though the arrest report made no mention of a medical emergency.

Perera faces three counts of DUI manslaughter, DUI with serious bodily injury, leaving the scene of a crash involving death and destruction of evidence.

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