An investigation is underway after a fiery crash on U.S. Highway 17-92 on Saturday that injured two drivers, prompting citizen rescuers to take action.
Rescued driver Raymond Michael Jandoli, 57, of Orlando was being treated in the intensive-care unit at Central Florida Regional Hospital in Sanford and is expected to survive, Volusia County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Andrew Gant said Monday.
Concerned citizens helped Jandoli escape from his burning 2017 Volkswagen SUV after the crash, Gant said.
The other driver, Dylan Deggeller, 18, of DeLand was also taken to the Sanford hospital, sustaining non-life-threatening injuries, Gant said.
Deputies were called to the crash at U.S. Highway 17-92 (also called Charles R. Beall Boulevard) and Glen Forest Boulevard at about 9 p.m.
“The initial investigation revealed a blue 2017 Volkswagen SUV pulled out from Glen Forest into the path of a white 2012 Jeep SUV traveling south on Charles R. Beall,” Gant said in a statement. “The Volkswagen SUV was fully engulfed in flames when deputies arrived.”
The Orange City Fire Department, which provides fire services in DeBary, also responded.
The crash happened near the entrance to the Reserve subdivision. No additional information was immediately available.
Daraja Adero Tinsley, a suspected Ormond Beach cell-phone store robber caught in DeBary last week after a chase, has been accused of similar crimes in the past, records show.
Tinsley was charged in 2015, along with 15 others, in a high-profile crackdown of two Orlando street gangs targeting cell-phone stores.
The gangs, One-Way Boyz and Young Cutthroats, stole phones and other devices tethered to displays, according to Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office of Statewide Prosecution.
The suspects involved in the AT&T robbery at Slayton Wireless at 374 W. Granada Boulevard on Aug. 29 allegedly pushed a clerk and ripped phones off a display.
Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood spotted their getaway car and law enforcers chased it until it crashed in DeBary.
Tinsley ran but was eventually taken down by a K-9 unit. The other two suspects — Wendell Harp, 18, and Sheldric J. Slater, 19 — gave up. No previous criminal charges in Florida could be found Saturday for Harp and Slater.
Tinsley, however, was on community supervision for the 2015 case when he was arrested in DeBary.
Records in Orange County show an arrest affidavit for violation of probation was filed for Tinsley in that case.
Tinsley was charged with one count of racketeering and one count of conspiracy to commit racketeering on Nov. 4, 2015. At the time, Bondi’s office said Tinsley and each of the other co-defendants faced as much as 60 years in prison.
Tinsley pleaded no contest on May 12, 2016 and was found guilty of both charges. He was sentenced to four years of community supervision, according to the Florida Department of Corrections.
Records show he was previously sentenced to two years of community supervision for crimes in Polk County including burglary and trespassing.
He was sentenced in July 2014 to two years of community supervision for a grand theft charge in Orange County, records show.
In his most recent case, Tinsley is charged with fleeing, resisting an officer without violence, grand theft, robbery and grand theft valued at $300 or more but less than $5,000.
Harp is charged with grand theft valued at $300 or more but less than $5,000 and robbery.
Slater is charged with grand theft valued at $300 or more but less than $5,000, robbery and giving a false name to law enforcement.