From the Apopka Police Department

The Apopka Police Department responded to a fatal traffic crash at the intersection of West Michael Gladden Boulevard and South Hawthorne Avenue on April 1st involving a Chevrolet van and a BMW X6. The van was traveling east on Michael Gladden Boulevard at the time of the crash. The decedent was identified as Aurora Rodarte, 65 of Apopka. Urbano Rodarte-Reyes, also from Apopka, was driving the van. 

Emmanuel Cazeau Jr.

The second vehicle involved, a BMW X6, was traveling North on Hawthorne Avenue and ran a stop sign at the intersection. The van collided with the BMW at the intersection then rolled over and came to a stop. The BMW continued traveling north on South Hawthorne Avenue where it came to a stop in the 800 block. 

After a complete and thorough investigation, Emmanuel Cazeau Jr. of Eustis was identified as the driver of the BMW X6. An arrest warrant was obtained for Cazeau Jr., by the Apopka Police Department for Vehicular Homicide, Leaving the Scene with Death, Leaving the Scene with Serious Bodily Injury and Reckless Driving Involving Serious Bodily Injury. Cazeau Jr. was arrested on the warrant by the Eustis Police Department and transported to the Lake County Jail where he was held until he was transported to the Orange County Jail on Thursday. 


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