Matthew Notebaert charged in traffic death that killed his wife, deputies say

PBSO: Car went into canal without breaking

LOXAHATCHEE GROVES, Fla. - A Loxahatchee Groves man is being held in the Palm Beach County Jail on charges of DUI manslaughter, vehicular homicide and DUI property damage, as a result of a deadly crash on March 9.

Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputies say that Matthew Notebaert was driving with his wife when their car ended up in a canal.

Deputies say that Notebaert was traveling eastbound on E. Stallion Drive at 55 mph from Seminole Pratt Whitney Road.

The speed limit on E. Stallion Drive is 30 mph.

Investigators say that E. Stallion Drive dead ends at a canal that has three warning signs with red reflective warning markers.

Deputies say that they could not find any signs that Notebaert tried to brake before his car drove off the roadway and vaulted across the canal.

Amanda Notebaert died at the scene according to PBSO.

Deputies say that Notebaert had been drinking throughout the day.

Notebeart's blood alcohol level was .149 three hours after the accident according to the sheriff's office.

Matthew Notebaert was taken to St. Mary's Medical Center with serious injuries.

PBSO deputies arrested Notebaert on Wednesday and took him into custody.

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