PALM COAST — A Palm Coast man is accused of “contributing to the cause of death” of a 21-year-old woman when he drove and crashed his car while under the influence, according to a State Attorney’s Office spokeswoman.
Kendall Jerel Thomas, 25, was charged July 25 with DUI manslaughter following a Florida Highway Patrol investigation into the Nov. 16 crash that killed Victoria Ann Jordan, according to court documents.
Thomas was speeding when he crashed into Jordan’s Toyota on southbound U.S. 1 about 2:40 a.m. and failed to negotiate a curve near Matanzas Woods Parkway, according to an FHP trooper. The car traveled onto the west shoulder of the road and struck several trees before overturning.
Both Thomas and Jordan were ejected, according to reports, and Jordan died at the scene. Thomas was taken to Halifax Health Medical Center “under a trauma alert,” reports state.
Thomas’s blood alcohol concentration was .217, according to the FHP arrest report.
“Therefore, it was concluded that Kendall J. Thomas(‘s) actions were the primary cause of this crash that resulted in Victoria Jordan’s untimely death and the damages to her 2000 Toyota Camry,” the arrest report states.
Judge Raul Zambrano signed the warrant for Thomas’s arrest on July 25 and he was booked into the Flagler County Inmate Facility. He was later released on $50,000 bail.