Driver killed in head-on Orange County crash
Alcohol may have played role in crash, troopers say
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A man was killed in a head-on crash in Orange County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Troopers said the crash happened Thursday night on Plymouth Sorrento Road near Boch Road in Apopka.
According to troopers, a 43-year-old Eustis man driving a pickup truck south on Plymouth Sorrento Road was trying to pass a light-colored van in front of him when he hit a northbound Volkswagen Jetta head-on.
The driver of the Jetta, identified as 25-year-old Parker Anthony, of Sorrento, was killed in the crash, troopers said.
The driver of the truck was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center for serious injuries, according to the crash report.
According to the Highway Patrol, alcohol may have played a role in the crash.
Troopers said charges against the driver of the truck are pending as the crash remains under investigation.
A man and his son were killed in a similar crash earlier this week in Volusia County. In that crash, a woman was driving north on State Road 415 in New Smyrna Beach when she tried to pass a truck in front of her and hit two motorcyclists head-on, troopers said.
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