Plea hearing held for man accused of killing 2 in Ocoee festival crash

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VOLUSIA COUNTY, Florida. – A plea hearing will be held on Wednesday for a man accused of killing two people in a 2018 accident while leaving the Ocoee Founders’ Day festival.

Tammer Mansour faces vehicular manslaughter charges stemming from the accident.

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Records show that on November 2, 2018, Mansour was driving his girlfriend’s Lincoln Aviator as they left the festival when he hit Richard Giannazzo, 54, and Diana Cole, 55, who had also attended the event and walked on Silver Star. Road.

The Ocoee Police Department said Mansour sped after the crash until he was forced to stop by witnesses reporting him. Police say Mansour abandoned the Lincoln in a parking lot and fled the scene without helping the two victims.

“The noises and stuff – it was stuff you couldn’t even imagine,” witness Chris LaBrie told News 6 several days after the crash. “Seeing some of the horrifying images every time you close your eyes, it’s not really going away. You know, some things can’t be invisible.

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Tammer Mansour

The vehicle was nearby and showed obvious signs of front and windshield damage and the speedometer was stuck at 78 mph, according to a police report.

Giannazzo, a Navy veteran, and Cole both died as a result of the accident.

Mansour was released on bail but was arrested again in 2021 for DUI in Daytona Beach Shores.

The hearing starts at 9 a.m.

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