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FHP arrests Tanner Ray Dashner for fiery crash that killed five in St. Lucie County

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Posted at 4:21 PM, Dec 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-18 19:02:07-05

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. — An arrest has been made in a fiery crash that killed five people in St. Lucie County last month.

Investigators said 21-year-old Tanner Ray Dashner rear-ended a Dodge Dakota near Midway Road and S. 25th Street on Nov. 23.

The Dakota burst into flames, killing five people inside.

Dashner is now under arrest, facing five counts of DUI Manslaughter and five counts of Vehicular Homicide. A judge set his bond at $7.5 million dollars.

FHP identified the victims as:

  • 27-year-old Kedan D. Tillett of Fort Pierce
  • 21-year-old Anthony Victor of Fort Pierce
  • 16-year-old Anthony M. Martin of Fort Pierce
  • 21-year-old Darien L. Douglas of Port St. Lucie
  • 17-year-old Alexis Chaney of Fort Pierce

Another passenger in the Dodge Dakota, 14-year-old Ari'yonnia Stanberry, was rescued from the burning car and taken to the hospital. She was released one day later.

The Florida Highway Patrol said Dashner was critically injured, and a passenger in a third vehicle suffered minor injuries.

Last week, the family of Alexis Chaney held a news conference and demanded Dashner's arrest.

The Florida Highway Patrol released a crash report that said Dashner's vehicle was traveling at an estimated 97 mph in a 30 mph zone.

This is a developing story. Stay with WPTV for updates online and on air.