Driver charged in fatal 2015 crash in Pembroke Pines

PEMBROKE PINES, FLA. (WSVN) - The driver in a fatal 2015 crash in Pembroke Pines is facing some serious charges.

Thirty-six-year-old Dougera Illarion appeared in court, Friday morning. He was charged with vehicular manslaughter and DUI.

Officials said Illarion crashed a convertible into a tree, near South Hiatus Road and Southwest 15th Street, back in May of 2015. His passenger, 28-year-old Edner Junior Rouzard, was ejected from the car and died at the scene.

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Illarion was airlifted to the hospital, where he tested positive for cocaine and alcohol.

He was denied bond.

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