2nd teen dies from injuries in North Apopka crash, FHP says

Car flips onto its roof on West Ponkan Road

By Jennifer Ortega - Reporter

APOPKA, Fla. - A second teen died Sunday from injuries he suffered during a crash Thursday in north Apopka, troopers said.

The Florida Highway Patrol said Seth Hoover, 16, of Mount Dora, died Thursday in the crash, which was reported around 5 p.m. on Ponkan Road near Golden Gem Road.

The driver, Amen Allah, 19, of Apopka, suffered minor injuries and was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, troopers said.

The FHP said a 14-year-old Mount Dora boy suffered critical injuries, a 17-year-old Apopka boy suffered serious injuries and a 15-year-old Apopka boy suffered minor injuries.

Highway Patrol officials said the 14-year-old died Sunday morning of his injuries.

Troopers said Allah was driving a 2014 four-door Ford east on Ponkan Road when he lost control of the car and struck a curb. The car traveled across the westbound lanes, left the road and struck a pole before overturning.

The driver and 15-year-old were the only ones wearing seat belts, the FHP said. 

Alcohol did not play a role in the crash, troopers said. It's too early to tell if speed or distraction played a role in the crash, the FHP said.

Charges are pending.

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