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Gregory Perenich
6 January 2022

Winter Haven Man Goes 152 mph, Collides and Kills Driver

TAMPA — A Winter Haven man was driving 152 mph with two women beside him in his two-seat Audi coupe when he slammed into the back of a car on Interstate 4, hurling it forward in a fiery collision and killing its two occupants.

A motion has been filed in an attempt to prevent Jorge Britton, 34, from being released on bail as he awaits trial on charges of DUI manslaughter, DUI serious injury, and vehicular homicide. Britton was being held without bail Thursday at the Hillsborough County Jail.

Prosecutors call Britton a threat to the community, saying, “He is involved with drug trafficking in Tampa Bay, where he “launders millions of dollars” of illegal proceeds by investing in real estate, restaurants, and bars in the area.

Britton was speeding east at 1:42 a.m. Dec. 15, when he tried to change lanes and collided with Toyota Camry. Britton was traveling so fast that the collision caused the Camry to fly through the air and catch fire before it came to rest nearly 1,000 feet away.

Two St. Petersburg men, 39 and 47, were found burned inside. Their names were not released.

Britton faces charges that carry a sentence of up to 30 years to life.

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