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Man arrested, charged with DUI manslaughter for deadly Pasco County crash

Michael Aquila's passenger, a 22-year-old woman, died, according to the FHP.
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HOLIDAY, Fla. — A 27-year-old man was arrested and charged with DUI manslaughter for a deadly Saturday morning crash.

The Florida Highway Patrol identified him as Michael Aquila of Holiday, Florida, who was behind the wheel of an SUV that left the road, overturned and came to a crashing stop. His passenger, a 22-year-old woman, was killed.

It happened before 3 a.m. Saturday at Holiday Lake Drive and Orangeview Lane, according to the FHP.

Troopers say Aquila lost control of the SUV on Holiday Lake Drive and crashed into a concrete light pole and a metal street sign. The SUV then flipped and crashed into a tree.

The woman, who was not named in a news release, died at the scene of the crash. 

Aquila suffered minor injuries, troopers said.

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