Windermere woman killed in Friday night Winter Garden crash

Douglas Campbell, also of Windermere, was arrested and charged with DUI manslaughter.

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  • | 12:45 p.m. June 30, 2016
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WINTER GARDEN  Winter Garden Police Department has released details following a DUI-related crash on Winter Garden Vineland Road Friday night that killed a 52-year-old Windermere woman.

According to the police report, Millicent Marie was a passenger in a 2016 Mercedes C300, which was traveling northbound when it was struck by another vehicle around 10 p.m. June 24 in the intersection of Winter Garden Vineland Road and Lake Butler Boulevard. 

The other vehicle, a 2013 BMW, was driven by 31-year-old Douglas Campbell, also of Windermere, the report stated. It was raining at the time, and Campbell was also driving northbound on Winter Garden Vineland Road. Investigative findings concluded that Campbell lost control of his vehicle upon entering the intersection and spun out of control.

Douglas Campbell / Courtesy Orange County Jail
Douglas Campbell / Courtesy Orange County Jail

As Campbell’s car was spinning, the passenger side collided with the rear end of the Mercedes, driven by 43-year-old Aquelina Dubecky of Palm Beach Gardens. Her car then spun out of control and across the intersection, where the rear end hit the Winter Garden Cemetery fence and the passenger side hit a light pole, police said.

The report stated that upon police arrival to the scene, Marie was bleeding profusely from the neck and the traffic homicide unit was requested.

According to police, Marie was then transported to Florida Hospital Winter Garden, where she was pronounced dead at 10:44 p.m. 

Dubecky suffered minor injuries and was transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where she was treated and released. The other two occupants in her car, a 12-year old girl and 8-year-old boy, were not injured and were later released to their mother. Campbell was also uninjured.

A witness said he saw Campbell driving in the left lane at a speed of “at least 70 miles per hour and probably faster” moments before the collision occurred. The posted speed limit for the area is 40 miles per hour. 

Campbell was cited for careless driving, but police suspected he was also impaired. They conducted a DUI investigation and arrested him, the report stated. He was booked into the Orange County Jail on a charge of DUI manslaughter and bailed out the next day.


Contact Danielle Hendrix at [email protected].


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