EAST NAPLES — A 24-year-old woman and two young children are facing serious and life-threatening injuries after a Golden Gate Estates man crashed into their SUV. The man is now facing several DUI charges, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Claybrook Story, 27, of the 5200 block of 28th Place Southwest, was arrested Sunday by Florida Highway Patrol troopers at U.S. 41 East and Naples Reserve Boulevard.
According to arrest reports, witnesses told troopers that Story, who was driving a 2002 Lincoln, drifted into the westbound lane of U.S. 41 and struck the sport utility vehicle head on.
Troopers said the SUV struck a guard rail on the north side of U.S. 41, which prevented the vehicle from overturning into a nearby canal.
The SUV contained five passengers. Two of the occupants, ages 13 and 9, suffered minor injuries, while a 24-year-old received fractures in all her bones from the pelvis area down, according to reports.
Troopers said a 7-yearold boy and 5-year-old girl suffered serious head injuries and fractures, however the young girl’s injuries were deemed life-threatening and she was flown to All Tampa General, where she was listed as critically guarded.
The two with minor injuries were transported to NCH Hospital in downtown Naples, and the passengers who suffered serious injuries were flown to Lee Memorial Hospital, according to reports.
An inventory of Story’s vehicle revealed 3 grams of marijuana, three amphetamine pills, two Xanax pills and a roxycodone tablet, troopers said.
According to reports, Story also suffered from serious head injuries during the crash and was transferred to NCH Hospital.
Story faces charges of DUI, DUI and serious bodily injury to another, DUI and property damage, possession of marijuana less than 20 grams, and possession of controlled substance without prescription.