On January 27, one of those stunts was fatal, a report from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said.
That night, Galle, who was driving the BMW with 151 mph, hit the back of a 2018 gray Nissan Rogue, causing the SUV to turn several times before coming to a standstill, according to the report.
All six people enter Nissan Rogue, which landed on the head, was killed. When interviewed by law enforcement At the scene, Galle, then 17, confirmed that he was the driver of the BMW, which had no other passengers, according to court records.
Authorities Monday, Galle charged with six counts of vehicle homicide. He has pleaded not guilty.
On on the night of January 27, Galle was driving a BMW M5 down a freeway at Delray Beach, the statement said. So close to 11pm, a Nissan Rogue turned onto the road. Galle’s vehicle allegedly crashed into the back of the Nissan, causing it to fly several feet, killing its six passengers. Five of them were pronounced dead at the scene and one at a hospital, according to court records.
Authorities identified the victims as Mirlaine Julceus, 45, Remize Michel, 53, Marie Louis, 60, Michel Saint, 77, Filaine Dieu, 46, and Vanice Percina, 29. The six were colleagues who left the farm where they worked, police said. during a news conference.
When Galle was taken to a hospital to be treated for an ankle injury, an officer asked him, “Hey, how fast were you driving?” it appears from the court books. He reportedly replied “over 120.”
Galle was transported to Delray Medical Center, where a doctor at the emergency room told police Galle said he was driving 120 mph at the time of the collision, according to the statement.
A day after the crash, a woman contacted the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and told an investigator she had taken screenshots of the teen’s Instagram and TikTok videos in as he allegedly recorded himself driving at “extremely high speeds.”
Days later, the same woman sent investigators an email with a video of Galle allegedly driving too fast on Interstate 95 that he had posted on his Instagram account. Galle reportedly released the video two weeks before the car accident. The caption, according to the woman, read: “Whoever can guess the speed correctly wins $ 25 on the money app.”
On February 24, police gained access to Galle’s Instagram account through a search warrant. Investigators found a video of Galle driving The BMW on I-95 at 182 mph, according to court records.
During a court appearance Tuesday, Galle’s lawyers argued that the teenager is suicidal and should be released to his family, the WPBF reported.
“Since the night of the accident, Your Honor, he has had a very hard time dealing with the tragedy, and he has been to a psychiatrist,” said defense attorney Liz Parker.
The victims’ family members also took a stand and described life without their loved ones. Some had young children, the WPBF reported. Pero Family Farms, where it six victims worked, set up a fundraising site to help the families.
“This has been a very, very tough situation for my whole family, my sister and I and my daughter,” Marie Louis’ daughter Lyndie said at the WPBF court hearing. “She’s 8. Every time she comes home, she’s asked, ‘Why can’t Grandma come back, Mom?’ My mother was a very loving and devoted woman. “
She added: “I think the accused should be in jail and not at home. We can not see our families now and why should he? This was a very ruthless crime and not just for my mother – everyone’s life. We have need justice. “
At the conclusion of the hearing, the judge agreed to place Galle under house arrest. He must be supervised by his parents, refrain from driving and have no contact with the families of the victims.
On Thursday, a judge ordered that Galle be transported to a hospital to undergo a mental health evaluation before he returning home, the court records show.