Jupiter Man Charged With DUI Manslaughter In Fatal Ambulance Crash

A man involved in an ambulance accident that left two Florida paramedics dead is now facing DUI manslaughter charges. 

The Jupiter Police Department announced on Facebook that 39-year-old Genaro Delacruz Ajqui was arrested Thursday. 

Ajqui was involved in a June 1st crash in the area of West Indiantown Road at Philadelphia Drive in Jupiter. Witnesses told police that the crash occurred after Ajqui attempted a U-turn in front of an American Medical Response ambulance.

Credit: PBCSO

Lahiri Garcia, 51, and Paul Besaw, 36, were both killed in the crash. Garcia was a critical care supervisor and Besaw was a critical care paramedic.

Police say no patients were in the ambulance when it crashed.

Ajqui was arrested as soon as he was released from the hospital. He is now charged with two counts of DUI manslaughter, two counts of vehicular homicide, one count of DUI damage and one count of driving without a license causing death.

Jail records did not list an attorney for Ajqui.

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