Speeding driver crashes into house in Orange County, troopers say

Both men were taken to the hospital with serious injuries

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Two men were taken to the hospital Saturday after the Florida Highway Patrol said they crashed a car into a house.

Troopers said the crash happened just before 5 a.m. Saturday in Orange County.

According to a report, the 31-year-old man was speeding north on Toledo Street when he lost control of his car and struck a curb.

Troopers said the car drove off the road and hit a tree, then a pole and eventually flipped.

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During the crash, the car hit a house shed on Toledo Street.

Abe Villanueva lives at the home and said he and his family are okay. He said he heard what sounded like a loud boom early Saturday morning.

“I was in the house and I just heard like an explosion,” said Villanueva. “A car crashed right into the shed and destroyed the whole shed.”

Villanueva told News 6 he’s crediting his shed that was destroyed for possible saving his daughter’s life. He said she was outside when the crash happened.

“Fortunately, the shed held the car, or otherwise she would’ve got hurt,” said Villanueva.

He said he’s thankful his chicken, who was also outside, is okay too.

Both the driver and his passenger had to be extricated from the wreck and taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

Troopers said it’s unknown if either of the men in the car were wearing a seatbelt.

The crash remains under investigation.

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