25-year-old arrested on DUI charges in Polk County crash that killed man, deputies say

Leonardo Barrera Zurita had BAC of .156, officials say

Leonardo Barrera Zurita (Polk County Sheriff's Office)

POLK COUNTY, Fla. – A 25-year-old was arrested on DUI charges in a Polk County crash on Saturday that killed a man, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office said Leonardo Barrera Zurita faces charges of DUI manslaughter, driving without a license in a crash involving death, DUI with injury and DUI with property damage.

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According to deputies, the crash happened on U.S. 92 in Lakeland just before midnight on Saturday.

Zurita was driving a pickup truck that hit another pickup driven by a 51-year-old Lakeland man, according to the sheriff’s office. The man was identified as Selestino Vega Bocanegra Mata.

Deputies said Zurita had a blood alcohol content level of .156, nearly two times the legal limit.

An investigation is ongoing.

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