Man charged in fatal Orange County crash posts bond



ORLANDO, Fla. - An Orlando man is facing DUI manslaughter charges following a fatal crash on John Young Parkway Saturday morning.

Eduardo Medina posted bond by Saturday afternoon.

Florida Highway Patrol troopers said Medina, 44, had alcohol in his system when he failed to stop at a red light at John Young Parkway and Deerfield Boulevard around 2 a.m.

They said he plowed into the back of a Kia Spectra, which in turn was pushed into the side of two other cars.

The driver of the Kia, 57-year-old Luis Gil, died.

One other person involved in the crash suffered minor injuries.

Surveillance cameras from Buff-it Car Wash captured the moment just before the crash.

In the video, the car that investigators said is Medina’s can be seen approaching the intersection without slowing down.

The car then goes out of frame, and a flash of light can be seen in the video seconds later.

An employee at the car wash said he’s witnessed many serious crashes at the busy intersection.

“A truck [hit another car] so hard that it made it roll over into the telephone pole,” John Smith said.

He said even his fellow employees have been hit before.

“That’s why I go the other way. I go around that intersection,” Smith said.

A memorial sign near the light showed someone else lost a life in the same spot.

Medina was not injured in the crash.

He was charged with vehicular homicide and DUI manslaughter.