Clermont man arrested in Hernando County after deadly crash

27-year-old woman died in wreck early Tuesday

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HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. – A Clermont man is locked up in Hernando County after troopers said he was intoxicated behind the wheel during a deadly crash.

Kevin Kells, 23, was arrested on Tuesday morning, according to a Florida Highway Patrol news release.

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Investigators said Kells was driving a 2020 Jeep Cherokee westbound along State Route 50 near Little Green Lane in Ridge Manor just before 3 a.m.

Kells crossed into oncoming traffic and slammed into a 2004 Toyota Corolla driven by a 33-year-old woman who was badly hurt in the wreck, troopers said. A 27-year-old woman who was a passenger in the Corolla was killed in the crash.

Kells faces a charge of DUI manslaughter.

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