Around 3:10 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2022, the PCSO Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received a 911 call regarding a three-vehicle crash with injuries on CR 547 (AKA Davenport Blvd) at 10th Street North, in the city of Davenport. The Davenport Police Department, Davenport Fire Department, Haines City Police Department, PCSO, and Polk County Fire Rescue personnel responded to the scene.
Upon their arrival, 20-year-old Jose R. Perez Marcano of Kissimmee was found deceased in his Honda Civic. His passenger, 18-year-old Naomi Perez of Kissimmee, suffered serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital as a trauma alert. Davenport PD requested the PCSO Traffic Unit and Crime Scene Investigators to respond and investigate.
Evidence and statements indicate that 80-year-old Robert Drumtra of Haines City was was northbound on 10th Street North at the intersection with CR 547 in his gray 2021 Hyundai Sonata. There is a stop sign on 10th Street North. Jose was eastbound on CR 547 approaching the intersection with 10th Street North in his 2000 blue Honda Civic (there is not a stop sign on CR 547).
As the Civic began to pass by 10th St. the Sonata began to make a left turn onto westbound CR 547. The vehicles collided, at which time the Civic rotated and slid into the westbound lane and into the path of a 2018 burgundy Honda CR5 bring driven by 31-year-old Ginellie Ginel of Davenport, which had just exited a residential area. The front of her Honda impacted Jose’s Civic in the driver door causing significant intrusion all the way into the passenger compartment.
Drumtra and Ginel suffered minor injuries and were both taken to a local hospital. CR 547 was closed in both directions for approximately four hours during the investigation, which is ongoing. Naomi Perez remains in serious condition.