Pedestrian struck, injured in Orlando


ORLANDO, Fla. – Authorities are investigating a crash involving a pedestrian that shut down a portion of John Young Parkway.

Orlando police said Casandra T. Wells, 23, of Cottondale, suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash, which happened Monday night on southbound John Young Parkway at West Concord Street in Orlando.

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Police said Wells was crossing the road in a dark, unlit area when she was struck by a minivan.

Southbound John Young Parkway was closed between Colonial Drive and Amelia Street. The roadway later reopened.

No other details have been released.

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