Brianna Lynn Strum, Milton, was convicted to more than 11 years in prison for killing Chief Petty Officer Robert Michael Hall Roy, 33, April 28 of last year. Florida Highway Patrol said Strum entered a plea of “No Contest” to DUI manslaughter last December by Judge Gary Bergosh. She also had her driver’s license permanently revoked during the proceedings, says FHP.
Reports said Strum was traveling east on I10 early on the morning of April 28. Strum was traveling east on I10, near Scenic Hwy, and "rapidly" approached the back of the 2013 Dodge Charger Bonet was driving. As she approached the vehicle, reports said she did not slow down or change lanes. As a result, her car hit the back of the Charger, sending it across the eastbound lanes of I10 and into the grass median, flipping several times. Roy was thrown from the vehicle while it was overturning and landed in a westbound lane of the interstate, according to reports.
FHP reports said Strum's vehicle stopped in the median following the crash, then fled eastbound on I10. Santa Rosa Sheriff’s deputies later discovered her, still in the vehicle. Strum was taken into custody and charged with DUI manslaughter; DUI serious injury; DUI property damage; leaving the scene of a crash with death; and leaving the scene of a crash with serious injuries. She was released from jail on a $605,000 bond, according to reports.
The driver of the Charger, 30-year old Miguel Antonio Bonet of Whiting Field and front seat passenger Michael J. Edwards of Whiting Field, both received minor injuries. Another passenger, 24-year old Bernard Ulgalde of Milton, was transported to Sacred Heart Hospital in serious condition.
Roywas pronounced dead at the scene.