Man cited for careless driving in crash that killed 4 near Disney

Posted at 5:37 AM, Mar 10, 2020

ORLANDO, Fla. — Authorities say a man has been cited for careless driving in a central Florida crash that killed two adults and two children visiting from Massachusetts.

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The Florida Highway Patrol says 26-year-old Lucas Dos Reis Laurindo was issued a ticket last week. Federal officials previously took him into custody for a visa violation.

The crash happened Feb. 18 in Kissimmee, which is near Orlando.

Troopers said the family had been traveling in a van when it was struck from behind and overturned.

Four members of a family visiting Florida were killed. A grandmother, mother and her 5-year-old daughter died at the scene. Scarlett Smith, 5, Julie Smith, 41, and Josephine Fay, 76, were in the van when it crashed. Her 11-year-old son Jackson Smith died later at the hospital.

Dos Reis Laurindo remains at the jail in Glades County, near Lake Okeechobee.