MONDAY 1/4/2020 11:20 a.m.
(WFRV) – The Volusia Sheriff’s Office released information surrounding the suspect who crashed into and killed Danycka and Domynick Milis from Omro while fleeing from the police on December 29.
Deputies identified 47-year-old Reginald Harris as the suspect carjacker who was fleeing from law enforcement on an interstate near Daytona Beach.
While fleeing, Harris made a sudden U-turn and began traveling northbound on the southbound entrance/exit ramp when he hit and killed two of the four Omro residents inside another vehicle.
Officials say, Harris who is from Orlando and also died in the crash, had 50 felony charges, 42 misdemeanor charges, eight incarcerations, and a revoked license.
Harris was allegedly known to commit multiple felony robberies with a firearm, home invasion with a firearm, aggravated assault, grand theft and drug possession.
Omro family in fatal Florida crash identified
FRIDAY 1/1/2021 9:28 a.m.
(WFRV) – The School District of Omro has announced the names of the four people who were involved in a fatal crash in Volusia County, Florida.
According to the school district, two of their students, 12th grader Kyley Larsen and 8th grader Drake Milis were injured in the car accident.
The other two people in the car, Omro graduates Domynick Milis and Danycka Milis were killed in the accident.
The School District plans to provide counseling services to current Omro School District students on Thursday. Dec. 31, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the High School Media Center.
Statement from Milis Family below:
I have known I needed to do this post but it really has taken me all day to come out of this fog that is clouding my head.
I can’t make sense of this or wrap my head around the last 20 hours. Domynick and Danycka were the best of friends and I am thankful they had each other on their journey to heaven. I know they had so many waiting at the gates to welcome them home.
Domynick and Danycka were both organ donors so someone will be able to see this beautiful world through their eyes, hear their heart beat a bit stronger with new valves and walk a little taller with new veins.
Drake is still recovering at Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital in Orlando. We are at his bedside and trying to help him make sense of this too. He has a broken right clavicle with lots of bruising which is giving him great pain. He also has fractured ribs and bruised lungs but breathing much more comfortably now. The biggest thing we are watching with him is a laceration to his left kidney which is still bleeding. He is alert and getting ready to watch the boys basketball game as I type.
The outpouring of love and support from all our friends is completely overwhelming!! I simply couldn’t respond to all the messages coming through because it would be impossible. Please continue to pray for all of us as we have no idea how we will go through life without 2 of the most amazing, caring, selfless human beings that I will forever be able to call my son and daughter.
We love you all and please keep showering us with your prayers.
Tina and Daniel
A GoFundMe page has been created to help the Milis family, which you can find here.
Original Story: Omro family involved in fatal crash in Florida
Dec 30, 2020 10:16 a.m.
(WFRV) Two people are dead and two others injured after being involved in a fatal crash in Volusia County, Florida on December 29. They were from Omro.
According to Florida Highway Patrol, law enforcement was pursuing a suspect carjacker on an interstate near Daytona Beach, when the car made a sudden U-turn and began traveling northbound on the southbound entrance/exit ramp.
The suspect vehicle hit another vehicle with four persons inside, head on.
The driver of the suspected vehicle going the wrong way, a 47-year-old man from Orlando, died at the scene. According to our CBS affiliate in Orlando, the man has had his license revoked from Florida since 2000.
The driver of the SUV was a 21-year-old man from Omro and his 18-year-old sister both died at the scene. A 17-year-old and 13-year-old who were passengers suffered serious injuries and were taken to a Florida hospital.
All four in the SUV were wearing seatbelts.
The names of the victims have not been released.
There will be a candlelight vigil for the families involved at Omro High School on Thursday, the 31 at 6 p.m.
WFRV Local 5 will be speaking with an Omro school official at a later time.