Popular Florida Radio Personality Involved In Fatal Boating Accident
A 23-year old was killed Sunday after attempting the free a boat that was stuck in a sandbar off the coast of Key Biscayne.
The driver of the boat was Lazaro Mendez, also known as DJ Laz, one of the most popular radio personalities in Florida.
DJ Laz was promoting Voli Vodka at the time of the accident.
Witnesses, say there were about 20 boats at the party and alcohol was freely flowing. Witnesses also said that when his boat got stuck, several people came to help, including the young man that died, Ernesto Hernandez. Hernandez was caught by the engine of the boat, causing him to suffer serious injuries to his torso.
Hernandez was rushed to the hospital but later died.
No charges have been filed against DJ Laz yet.
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Source: The Florida New Times, “DJ Laz Driving Boat That Killed Man Who Got Caught in Propeller,” May 5, 2014.