Original Article: https://nbc-2.com/traffic/2021/08/30/at-least-one-dead-in-crash-on-us-41-in-port-charlotte/

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. — FHP troopers say a U.S. Navy engineer is to blame for a deadly DUI crash Monday morning.

According to reports, 23-year-old Devon Thomas Barber was impaired when he was speeding on US 41 and plowed into the back of another car, sending the car careening off the road and into a ditch.

In that car was a 37-year-old Angela Harris from Punta Gorda. She died on the scene. Heartbroken family members tell us Harris leaves behind three children.

Barber suffered only minor injuries, troopers said.

Barber faces a vehicular homicide charge, a DUI manslaughter charge, and three counts of DUI property damage, troopers said.

We’ve reached out to the US Navy for comment, and copies of Barber’s personnel file.