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2 die in crash on SR 50 in Orange

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A double-fatal crash shut down East Colonial Drive on Tuesday afternoon at Hodges Boulevard in Orange County.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 54-year-old man was driving east on State Road 50 in the right lane with his emergency hazards on.

Troopers said Brandon Hinson, 32, was traveling in the same direction and failed to slow down, striking the rear of  a Chrysler van driven by Julio Costa Malagon, 54, of Frostproof,

FHP said Malagon and Cristina Moraga, 43, of Orlando. who was riding in the van, died at the scene of the crash.

Troopers continue to investigate.