JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the man behind the wheel in a crash that killed a local mother last Friday is cooperating with police.
Michael Fortunato, 66, has voluntarily provided FHP with blood samples. A blood analysis is now underway at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to determine if Fortunato was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash.
The crash killed 57-year-old Esther Ohayon. Her 16-year-old daughter, Orly, is in serious condition.
According to FHP, the results could take weeks to complete.
Records from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office confirm Fortunato was involved in another crash in 2009 that killed a 6-year-old girl who was crossing the street with her mom and brother. He was not charged in the crash.