Woman, 56, killed in Orange County crash, troopers say

2-vehicle crash shuts down Rio Grande Avenue near 18th Street

By Troy Blevins - Graham Media Group

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - One person is dead after a crash Friday evening in Orange County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The two-vehicle crash happened near Rio Grande Avenue and 18th Street around 7 p.m.

FHP said 31-year-old Hubert Whittaker was driving southbound on Rio Grande Avenue above the speed limit, when he crashed into 56-year-old Cynthia Rumph, who was trying to turn left onto Rio Grande from Miller Avenue. 

Troopers said Rumph was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Rio Grande Avenue was shut down Friday evening, troopers said.

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The crash remains under investigation and charges are pending.

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