Bond set at $1M for man in deadly wreck

LAKE WORTH, FL (WFLX) - Bond is set at more than $1 million for a man, police say, is responsible for a deadly multi-vehicle crash in Lake Worth Monday.

William Melendez of Lake Worth faces several charges including DUI manslaughter and failure to render aid to David Odom who died in the crash.

The state requested the court deny bond on the two homicide charges Melendez faces, but at Tuesday's first appearance, the judge set bond at $500,000 for two charges and $10,000 for three others.

If Melendez can post bail, he will be put on house arrest with a monitoring device.

A judge also ordered that Melendez surrender his passport, consume no alcohol or drugs, and not drive a vehicle.

Monday's crash happened at the intersection of Melaluca Lane and Military Trail. The sheriff's office says Melendez was speeding when he lost control of his car.

Melendez's vehicle crossed over the median and crushed another vehicle being driven by Odom who died at the scene. Four other vehicles were also struck.

Investigators said Melendez tried to flee, but was later caught by an Atlantis Police Department officer. Detectives say his eyes were bloodshot and he smelled of alcohol.

While investigating his background, detectives found Melendez's drivers license has been suspended since 2009.

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