St. Cloud road reopens after fatal crash caused by domestic dispute, police say

1 dead, multiple people with serious injuries in 5-car crash

By Emilee Speck - Digital journalist

ST. CLOUD, Fla. - A man rammed into his girlfriend's car Friday night in St. Cloud, causing a chain reaction crash resulting in an innocent person being killed, according to witnesses and police.

St. Cloud police said the five-vehicle crash shut down Canoe Creek Road around 10:30 p.m. Friday in all directions from Capital Boulevard to Nolte Road.

According to authorities, Andric Barksdale, 34, followed his girlfriend's car in his own vehicle and then rammed into her, causing the crash. The woman had several other people in her car.

St. Cloud police said the argument between the couple possibly started in Orange County and Barksdale followed his girlfriend into Osceola County.

One person was killed and several others have serious injuries, police said. Authorities did not say which vehicle the victim was in.

Barksdale is charged with vehicular manslaughter and aggravated battery.

On Sunday, Barksdale was given a total bond of $10,500.

Old Canoe Creek Road remained closed through most of Saturday morning as homicide investigators were still on scene. Both directions reopened just after 10 a.m. Saturday, police said.

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