Woman charged with DUI manslaughter in crash that killed her passenger

Posted at 10:02 AM, Mar 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-09 10:02:39-05

Nearly a year after a crash that killed a passenger in a single vehicle accident in West Palm Beach the driver has been charged with DUI manslaughter with negligence, according to a probable cause affidavit.

On May 1, 2016 Ashley Marie Munoz, 29, of Port St. Lucie, was westbound on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard in a Lincoln Town Car when a witness said the car lost control, turned counterclockwise, and struck a cement light pole.

Passenger Sarah Elizabeth Dombrovski of Port St. Lucie was pronounced dead at the scene, according to West Palm Beach Fire Rescue.

A blood test revealed Munoz had a blood alcohol contest of 0.163 and a drug analysis showed Diazepam, Delta-9-hydroxy-THC and other substances were present, according to the affidavit.

Munoz was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail Wednesday. She also faces a charge of DUI damage to a person on property, jail records show.