| The Ledger
LAKE WALES — A single-vehicle crash in unincorporated Lake Wales killed a Polk County man Friday night.
Charles Goodman, 22, of Lake Wales, a passenger in a 1999 blue GMC Sierra pickup driven by Trevor Goodman, was pronounced dead at the scene after being ejected from the vehicle.
Goodman, 21, also from Lake Wales, was uninjured in the crash along with another passenger, Austin Harrison, 20.
According to a Polk County Sheriff’s Office preliminary investigation, Goodman was westbound on Camp Mack Road about a mile east of Camp Rosalie Road when he lost control of the truck and traveled into the eastbound lane.
The truck spun into a grassy area and flipped onto the passenger’s side, ejecting Goodman.
All three people in the pickup weren’t wearing seatbelts, according to reports, and the road was closed for three hours following the accident.
The PCSO investigation revealed the men had been drinking at Liars Bar in Babson Park before the accident occurred.
Goodman consented to a breathalyzer test and his blood alcohol level registered at .120 and .104. A BAC of 0.08 is the legal limit in Florida. He was arrested and charged with DUI manslaughter, driving with a suspended license causing death and DUI.
He had an outstanding warrant from Orange County for failure to appear after a charge of driving on a suspended license.
PCSO noted that the investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.
Bill Kemp can be reached at [email protected].