North Port, FL (January 3, 2020) - An Uber passenger was killed in a crash involving another vehicle on Tuesday, December 31st in North Port. The crash happened at approximately 6:10 p.m. near the intersection of Toledo Blade Boulevard and Woodhaven Drive.
According to police, David Flick was riding with another man as a backseat passenger in an Uber vehicle when they were struck by a 2008 Ford F-250 driven by 41-year-old Marck Barcia. Rescue workers arrived at the scene and pronounced Flick dead from his injuries. Both the Uber driver and the other passenger were taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
Barcia was charged with DUI manslaughter and DUI with serious bodily injury following an investigation.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family of David Flick following this tragic crash in North Port.
Impaired drivers continue to cause major problems on Florida's roadways. Hundreds of innocent victims will lose their lives each year in Florida DUI crashes. Many more will be injured and sustain life-altering consequences due to the very negligent and reckless decision of some motorists who choose to drive while impaired.
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