Suspect in Fatal Crash in 2018 Arrested in Florida

COLUMBUS, Ohio (24-7 News)--A woman wanted in connection with a fatal car crash in Columbus 2018 has been arrested in Florida.

According to reports, Heather Lynn Tapia was taken into custody over the weekend in Milton, Florida, and is being held in the Santa Rosa County jail on five felony charges.

Tapia is wanted for an incident last July when the car she was driving crashed at the intersection of Morse Road and Cleveland Avenue, killing her passenger.

Officials say Tapia had twice the legal blood alcohol level at the time of the accident, and was driving on a suspended license after being convicted of OVI eight times.

(photo courtesy ABC-6)

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