GROVELAND, Fla. - Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a single-car crash Friday night in Lake County that left a father and his three children dead.
Malavo and his 9-year-old son, Zion, were pronounced dead at the scene. Phoenix Malave,7, and Avaya Malave, 2, died at Southlake Hospital in Clermont.
"We think that after he came out of the curve, from what witnesses were saying, he lost control after that," FHP Sgt. Dan Willix siad.
Neighbors call it a dead man's curve.
Area resident Gloria said, "That curve is really dangerous, something needs to be done about it."
The Medical Examiner will run tests to see if Malave was drinking before the crash, but the results could take weeks.
WKMG-TV in Orlando learned that Malave has been charged with drunk driving before. Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office documents show he was charged with DUI in November 2010.
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