Bradenton woman charged in April 2017 single fatal crash

SARASOTA, Fla. -- July 5, 2017 -- 2 p.m.

Irana Negrete, 39, of Bradenton, has been charged in a single vehicle fatal crash that occurred in April 2017 on Higel Avenue in Sarasota that resulted in the death of Christopher Tirado, 29, of Bradenton.  Negrete was the driver of the single vehicle. 

On April 3, 2017 at approximately 3:10 a.m., a Dodge Journey, driven by Negrete, was traveling northbound on Higel Avenue in Sarasota, approaching Siesta Drive, when Negrete failed to negotiate a turn in the road.  The vehicle went off the road and struck a tree.

There were three (3) occupants inside the vehicle.  A driver, who is a female, and two backseat passengers, a male and female.  One of the backseat passengers, Tirado, 29, died at the scene.  The two females, driver and backseat passenger, were both transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.

Negrete was arrested after toxicology and DNA results from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) were completed.  Negrete's blood alcohol levels were 0.116 and 0.117.  Negrete has been charged with:

•    DUI Manslaughter (felony)
•    DUI with serious bodily injury (felony)
•    No driver’s license in a fatal crash (felony)
•    No driver’s license in a serious injury crash (felony)
•    3 counts of DUI property damage (misdemeanor)

Negrete bond was set at $115,000 and she has bonded out of the Sarasota County Jail.  The original news release from April 2017, regarding the crash, is below.

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Sent: Monday, April 03, 2017 10:04 AM
Subject: Sarasota Police Investigating Single Vehicle Fatal Crash

Officers with the Sarasota Police Department are currently investigating a single vehicle fatal crash that occurred at approximately 2:15am this morning, Monday, April 3, 2017.

A Dodge Journey, a sport utility vehicle, was traveling northbound on Higel Avenue in Sarasota, approaching Siesta Drive, when the driver failed to negotiate a turn in the road.  The vehicle went off the road and struck a tree.

There were three (3) occupants inside the vehicle.  A driver, who is a female, and two backseat passengers, a male and female.

One of the backseat passengers, Christopher Tirado, 29 (date of birth 2-7-1988), died at the scene.  His next of kin has been notified.  The two females, driver and backseat passenger, were both transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.

Only the driver was wearing a seatbelt.  Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.  The crash remains under investigation.

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Irana Negrete, 39, of Bradenton

Irana Negrete, 39, of Bradenton