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Driver, 61, killed in wrong-way crash on State Road 408

30-year-old suffered serious injuries, FHP says

A driver was killed in a wrong-way crash on State Road 408 on Monday night, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
A driver was killed in a wrong-way crash on State Road 408 on Monday night, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. (FHP)

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A 61-year-old Orlando man was killed Monday night in a wrong-way crash on State Road 408, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said the crash happened around 8:50 p.m. in the westbound lanes of S.R. 408, just west of John Young Parkway.

Investigators said a trooper was investigating a separate crash on westbound S.R. 408 near Old Winter Garden Road when he saw a Nissan Maxima go past him while traveling in the wrong direction.

Troopers said the investigator dispatched the information to other agencies.

Investigators said the Maxima crashed head-on into a pickup truck.

FHP said the driver of the Maxima was pronounced dead at Orlando Health.

The driver of the pickup truck, a 30-year-old man, suffered serious injuries, the FHP said.

It’s not known why the man was driving in the wrong direction.


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