Wrong-way driver arrested for DUI manslaughter in Brevard County crash, troopers say

Troopers identified the wrong-way driver in a deadly crash in Brevard County Tuesday as Damian Dobrosielski, 35, of Merritt Island. (Photo via Brevard County Sheriff's Office)

A man who was allegedly driving the wrong way when he caused a deadly crash in Brevard County early Tuesday was arrested for DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide, the Florida Highway Patrol said in a news release.

Troopers said the crash happened around 2 a.m. at Merritt Island Causeway and Myrtice Avenue.

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According to FHP, a driver of a Land Rover was traveling east in a westbound lane of Merritt Island Causeway, when it collided with a Toyota Prius that was traveling west in the same lane. The impact of the collision caused the Toyota Prius to slam into a concrete wall barrier. 

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FHP said the 35-year-old Cape Canaveral man that was driving the Toyota Prius was taken to Rockledge Regional Hospital where he died of his injuries.

The wrong-way driver, identified as Damian Dobrosiekski, 35, of Merritt Island, had minor injuries. Authorities arrested him at the crash site and later booked him into the Brevard County Jail.