• January 17, 2017

William Rockwell Aker Killed, Three Injured in Alleged DUI Accident in East Manatee, FL

East Manatee, FL -- An alleged drunk driving incident left William Rockwell Aker dead and left three people injured in East Manatee, FL Monday, January 17, 2017.

It appears the vehicle occupied by the deceased 47-year-old victim was in the turn lane and headed west on State Road 70 when the collision happened. His vehicle was reportedly approaching Braden Run when it was struck by a Nissan Frontier. It is alleged the Nissan was driven by a 53-year-old resident of Myakka City. The report claims the initial collision forced Mr. Aker's vehicle into the path of a Ford Pickup.

Mr. Aker was killed at the scene of the incident.

The driver of the Nissan sustained serious injuries, while a passenger and the driver in the pickup sustained injuries described as minor.

Authorities are still examining the details of the incident.

Police officials say they believe the collision was alcohol related.

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