Man found guilty of Vehicular Homicide in I-75 fatal hit-and-run

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Ronald Bray. Photo via LCSO

A driver responsible for a crash on I-75 on Lee County that killed one person has been charged with Driving on Roadways Laned for Traffic, Reckless Driving, Vehicular Homicide and Leaving the Scene of Crash Involving Death.

On Nov. 17, 2016, Ronald Bray, 49, of Port Charlotte, was driving south on I-75 on the inside line, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

Brooke Fenton, 29, also of Port Charlotte, was also traveling southbound in the outside lanes when Bray attempted to change lanes, causing Fenton to swerve to avoid being sideswiped.

Fenton lost control of her vehicle and entered the outside paved shoulder of the road where a tractor-trailer was pulled over.

The front of Fenton’s vehicle struck the rear end of the trailer.

Fenton was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

Bray was arrested by FHP after an investigation revealed that he was driving erratically, tailgating and changing lanes abruptly. He also fled the scene of the crash.

Following a three-day trial, he was convicted for vehicular homicide, leaving the scene
involving death and reckless driving.

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