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West Palm Beach man faces DUI manslaughter in Hialeah driver's death

Posted at 5:48 PM, Nov 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-29 11:28:08-05

SUBURBAN WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- A West Palm Beach man has been arrested in connection with a deadly collision that killed a Hialeah woman on March 18, in suburban West Palm Beach.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says 58-year-old Carmen Martinez was killed when her 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander was struck by a 2011 Hyundai Genesis driven by 22-year-old Alexander Acosta.

PBSO says Acosta was driving eastbound on Forest Hill Boulevard at a high rate of speed. Martinez was also traveling eastbound at a much lower speed.

The front of Acosta's vehicle violently impacted the rear of Martinez's vehicle.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Acosta and Martinez's passenger were transported to a hospital with minor injuries.

The sheriff's office arrested Acosta Tuesday morning and charged him with DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide.

At a court hearing Wednesday morning, a judge set Acosta's bail at $17,000 and ordered him to have no contact with witnesses or the family of the deceased.