MICCO – April Gielow, 44, of Vero Lake Estates, has been charged in the death of a Palm Bay teen after crashing into a vehicle he was a passenger in last October in Micco, Florida, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Gielow had a blood-alcohol content level of .285 after the Oct. 26 head-on collision, the agency said. Gielow was charged with DUI, DUI Manslaughter, DUI Damage to Person of Another, and DUI Serious Bodily Injury.
The head-on collision happened at approximately 9 p.m. on Babcock Street, just north of Micco Road. Troopers say Gielow was traveling north on Babcock when she moved into the southbound lane and struck a vehicle driven by John Byrd, 18, of Palm Bay.
A passenger in Byrd’s vehicle, 17-year-old Zachary O’Quinn, died in the head-on collision. Byrd suffered minor injuries.
Geilow is being held at the Brevard County Jail on $104,000 bond.