Florida Highway Patrol
Victor Jesus Otero charged with DUI homicide of Lester Balibalos on Rt. 408 crash; was doing 98 mph when he smashed into rear of victim’s car
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A 30-year-old Orlando man died earlier this month after a multivehicle crash that shut down eastbound State Road 408 near State Road 417 for hours, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
According to FHP, Victor Jesus Otero, 45, of Winter Park, was allegedly speeding at 98 mph on May 3 on State Road 408 at about 6:30 p.m. and slammed into the rear of a car driven by Lester Balibalos.
The force of the impact caused Otero’s pickup truck to overturn and pushed Balibalos’ car into the vehicle in front of him. Balibalo, 30, died in the crash.
The third vehicle then ran into a vehicle in front of it, troopers said.
The other two drivers received minor injuries in the crash. MORE
Orange County Sheriff Jail
VICTOR JESUS OTERO, 17015458 W / M — 6/1/2017 8:45:07PM
RELEASED ON BAIL: 6/1/2017 8:45:07 PM
ORLANDO, FL 32826
CASE: 17OFF043522 FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL
316.193(3)(C)(3)-3 FELONY / SECOND DEGREE DUI MANSLAUGHTER
782.071-4 FELONY / SECOND DEGREE VEHICULAR HOMICIDE OF VIABLE FETUS