CLEARWATER – A Clearwater woman was booked into the Pinellas County Jail about 10:25 a.m. Jan. 28 on charges of DUI manslaughter and property damage as well as careless driving in connection with the Oct. 27 crash near the Bayside Bridge that resulted in the death of a Bartow woman.
Her bond was set at $20,000.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Veronica Herrera, 32, was traveling southbound on County Road 611 in the inside lane after exiting the Bayside Bridge when she failed to negotiate a curve and traveled into the median. Her vehicle struck some landscaping and then traveled into the northbound lanes of CR-611.
A passenger in her car, Noi Pinheiro, 45, was partially ejected from the vehicle. Pinheiro was taken to Bayfront Medical Center and died from her injuries Oct. 30. She was not wearing a seatbelt.