Keanu Medina, a 20-year-old Navarre man who crashed his Chevrolet Tahoe into a Jeep Liberty killing the driver Gregory D. Winter of Gulf Breeze last July, has been convicted of DUI Manslaughter and DUI with Property Damage.
Keanu Medina pleaded guilty to driving under the influence with property damage and DUI
manslaughter, according to a media release from the State Attorney’s Office. He faces a maximum sentence of
16 years at his sentencing, which will be scheduled after a pre-sentence investigation report has been completed.
The charges stem from a July 7, 2014, crash investigated by FHP. Medina was driving east on U.S. Highway 98
near Crane Cove Boulevard around 5:25 p.m. when he crossed a raised concrete median and hit a truck head-on,
the release said. The driver of the truck, Gregory D. Winter, was taken to Baptist Hospital with critical injuries.
He later succumbed to his injuries. Medina and a passenger, 18-year-old Eric Teer, were also taken to Baptist
Hospital with injuries, although neither as serious as Winter’s, the release said. Florida Highway Patrol
Troopers noticed that Medina appeared to be showing signs of impairment and asked for a blood sample. Test
results showed the Medina had a .146 blood alcohol level, the release said.