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Man arrested for New Years crash that caused death

11:51 AM, Jun 17, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A man involved in a New Year's Day crash that killed 20-year-old UNF student Dara Kusiv is now in the Duval County jail.

Sean Frederik Franke, 20, was arrested Sunday after he turned himself into authorities. The Florida Highway Patrol says he's charged with driving under the influence and manslaughter.  

The traffic crash happened shortly after midnight on New Year's Day at Beach Boulevard and Kernan Boulevard. The FHP says 19-year-olds Samantha Rachael and Jacob Anthony Materia were also seriously hurt.

According to Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Inmate Information, Franke is facing two charges of DUI - Causes Serious Bodily Injury, a charge of DUI - Causes Damage to Person or Property and DUI - Manslaughter; Causes Death of Human or Unborn Child.

The investigation will be turned over to the State Attorney's Office for prosecution.

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