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Florida driver Bryan Maclean Howard arrested and charged in fatal crash with farmworker

The driver of a pickup truck that crashed into a bus carrying migrant farm workers, killing eight of them, has been arrested, Florida authorities said.

Bryan Maclean Howard, 41, was reportedly impaired when he crossed his 2001 Ford Ranger in the center line of State Road 40 and slid sideways into the bus, forcing it off the road around 6:40 a.m.

The bus then crashed into a fence and crashed into a tree before overturning, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Bryan Maclean Howard was arrested and charged with eight counts of driving under the influence – manslaughter in the fatal crash. Marion County Sheriff’s Office

Eight workers were killed and at least 40 others injured in the sinking.

The farmworkers were eight miles from their jobs at the family business Cannon Farms in Dunnellon, which harvested watermelons, before the tragedy struck.

Juan Sabines, of the Florida-based Mexican consulate, said the deceased victims were all from Mexico and were temporarily in the United States on work visas, WKMG reported.

One of the victims leaves behind a one-year-old daughter, Sabines reportedly said.

The identities of the killed workers would be released once their family members were informed.

Howard, who has been in trouble with the law before, was charged with eight counts of driving under the influence – manslaughter, the state Highway Patrol said.

Howard was reportedly impaired when he crossed his 2001 Ford Ranger in the center line of State Road 40 and slid sideways into the bus, forcing it off the road around 6:40 a.m. 9NEWS
The deceased victims were all from Mexico and were temporarily in the United States on work visas. 9NEWS

He had previous arrests for driving with a suspended license, leaving the scene of an accident and possession of marijuana, state records show.

Cannon Farms closed its doors for the day following the accident.

“Please pray with us for the families and loved ones involved in this tragic accident. We appreciate your understanding during this difficult time,” Cannon Farms said in a social media post.

Cannon Farms closed its doors for the day following the accident. 9NEWS

A GoFundMe page has raised more than $20,000 for victims and their families since the Farmworker Association of Florida launched the campaign earlier Tuesday.

“Farmworkers tend to be forgotten, but it is important not to forget them, especially during these difficult times,” the group said.

With post wires

New York Post

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