Jumbolair Crash Arrest
Natalie Thayer, the 20-year-old daughter of the Jumbolair Aviation Estates' owner, turned herself in Wednesday afternoon.
Thayer, who was dating crash victim Isaac Rubin, is accused of lying to authorities about her activities that tragic night when five young men died. Thayer failed to turn herself in on Tuesday as planned so a warrant was issued for her arrest.
Florida Highway Patrol released a final report which clears up a few details. Video evidence from a Jumbolair resident shows a single vehicle traveling at a high speed and not two vehicles racing as some had speculated. Also, FHP's investigation shows that all partygoers had left before the accident occured.
According to FHP, a number of witnesses gave testimony that they had attended a party with Thayer, and had interacted with her contrary to what she told investigators.
"Basically she didn't tell the truth in the sense of her involvement," said FHP Corporal Daniel Deweese. "Her story was that she was at the McAllistors party on 441 north, and that she became tired and went home using her boyfriend's truck and that she wasn't aware of a party at Jumbolair. . .this was actually found to be untrue."
Thayer and her lawyer had no comment.
In addition, Jolane McAlister was booked into the Marion County Jail and charged with six misdemeanors for serving alcohol to minors.
Witnesses place the five young men at that party the night of the accident. Although toxicology tests show four of the five men did not have alcohol in their systems, FHP says that doesn't mean they weren't drinking earlier in the night. However, authorities say the driver of the vehicle did not consume any alcohol.
Thayer posted bond shortly after she was booked at the Marion County Jail. Thayer could be looking at a year in jail and a $1000 fine.
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