Randy McIlwain, NBC 5 News
Police said charges could be filed against Vincent Martinez. His pick-up truck went out of control in a parking lot, hitting several people.
Despite medical issues, an 82-year-old man could face charges for a deadly crash in a Lake Worth parking lot.
Saturday's wreck killed 7-year-old Savannah Deegear. Six others, including the driver, Vincent Martinez, all required treatment. Some remain hospitalized.
Martinez's family said he is diabetic and told NBC 5 he may have had a medical crisis at the time of the crash. Regardless, police said Martinez could still face a felony charge.
"The highest charge he could possibly face is manslaughter, which is a second degree felony, which carries a fine of 2-20 years in the penitentiary and a ten thousand dollar fine," said Officer Don Price with Lake Worth Police Department.
Police have not made a determination on charges yet. It has not been officially determined that Martinez had a medical issue while driving.
Police also released surveillance video that shows the accident in it's entirety. NBC 5 has decided NOT to show the most graphic portion with the truck actually hitting the victims. In the video on air and on-line, you can see the Martinez's truck speeding through the parking lot before going out of frame.
There will be a candlelight vigil on Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 8:30 p.m. in the Target Lake Worth parking lot to remember 7-year-old Savannah Deegear.