Corey Andrew French, a Brooksville man who was involved in the Jan. 10 collision that claimed the life of a woman and her infant has been arrested for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and Violation of Injunction for Possessing a Firearm according to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP). Charges related to the crash remain pending.
On Jan. 10, 30-year-old Corey Andrew French was driving his pickup truck southbound in the northbound lanes of US-19 at Breakwater Boulevard at the same time, an SUV driven by a 35-year-old woman from Weeki Wachee was traveling eastbound from Breakwater Boulevard. At the intersection, the woman tried to turn north, subsequently turned left into the path of the pick-up, and was struck by the truck.
She died at the scene. Her six-month-old son was taken to an area hospital where he later died from injuries sustained in the crash.
French sustained minor injuries in the incident.
FHP Spokesman Sgt. Steve Gaskins said that at 2 p.m. on Jan. 11, French was released from an area hospital, arrested by FHP Troopers, and charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and for violation of an injunction for possessing a firearm (VOP).
He was taken to the Hernando County Detention Center where he is being held.
Meanwhile, the FHP continues to investigate the Jan. 10 incident, and charges related to the fatal crash remain pending, Gaskins said.