Pedestrian killed in crash on Colonial Drive, troopers say


ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A 34-year-old man was killed when he was hit by a van while crossing the street, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said Matthew Whalen was crossing Colonial Drive near Lake Downey Drive not in a crosswalk around 7:30 p.m. Saturday when he was struck by a Dodge van.

The 56-year-old van driver and 47-year-old passenger were not injured.

Whalen, 34, died at the scene of the crash.

Troopers said the crash is under investigation.