Intoxicated driver crashes car, killing 4

Published: Sunday, August 1, 2010 at 2:59 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, August 1, 2010 at 2:59 p.m.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Police say an Orlando man and his three sons are dead after their car was struck by an intoxicated driver who sped through a red light.

The St. Petersburg Police Department says 20-year-old Demetrius D. Jordan has been charged with four counts of manslaughter while driving under the influence.

Witnesses told investigators Jordan was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Impala at a high rate of speed early Sunday in St. Petersburg when he collided with a 2010 Ford Fusion.

The Ford was being driven by 51-year-old Elroy McConnell. McConnell's sons, ages 19 to 28, were also in the vehicle. All four were pronounced dead at the scene.

Jordan and a passenger in his vehicle were taken to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.

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