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Update: Driver Charged With DUI Manslaughter In Fatal 2021 Deltona Crash

Date Added: April 21, 2022 12:30 pm

Laura Williams
Office of Public Affairs & Media Relations

Feb. 25, 2021

VSO Traffic Homicide Detectives Investigating Fatal Accident
Deltona Man, 31, Struck, Killed on Normandy Blvd.

Volusia sheriff’s detectives are investigating a traffic-related death after a 31-year-old Deltona man was struck by a vehicle and later died of his injuries Wednesday night.

The victim, identified as John Ramos, was holding a skateboard while standing on the roadway at the intersection of North Normandy Boulevard and Merrimac Street just before 9:30 p.m.  He was struck by a black 2015 Nissan Rogue traveling south on North Normandy Boulevard.

Witnesses said Ramos was leaning over something and was struck when he stood up. Bystanders performed CPR on the victim before Deltona Fire Rescue units arrived and took over lifesaving efforts.

Ramos was flown by Air One to Central Florida Regional Hospital in Sanford. He was pronounced deceased just after midnight.

The Volusia Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide Unit is investigating the crash. The driver and passenger of the Rogue were not injured.

The investigation is ongoing, and the driver was released from the scene pending toxicology results.

More information will be released when it becomes available.


Update: April 21, 2022

The driver in a February 2021 crash that killed a 31-year-old Deltona man has been charged with DUI manslaughter.

Laurie A. Colletti, 57 (DOB 7/28/1964), of Deltona, was arrested at her home Wednesday evening. A warrant was issued for Colletti’s arrest this month after medical documentation was received showing her BAC at the time of the crash was .144.

The victim, John G. Ramos, was struck and killed while holding a skateboard along the intersection of Normandy Boulevard and Merrimac Street on the night of Feb. 24, 2021.

Colletti was transported to the Volusia County Branch Jail without incident Wednesday night, and released overnight after posting $10,000 bond.

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