Second person dies from injuries in Orange County street race crash, FHP says

11-year-old girl also killed in April 2 crash

An 11-year-old girl was killed in a street race crash, according to Florida Highway Patrol (FHP Orlando Twitter)
An 11-year-old girl was killed in a street race crash, according to Florida Highway Patrol (FHP Orlando Twitter) (Copyright 2021 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

A second person involved in an Orange County crash caused by two cars street racing has died from their injuries, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Officials said a 23-year-old woman, who was taken to the hospital in critical condition after the April 2 crash, died early Wednesday morning. The FHP initially announced the crash took place in Osceola County but clarified the stretch of road where it happened is actually in Orange County.

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Troopers said a Dodge Charger and a Kia Optima were racing on U.S. 192 when the 19-year-old Davenport man driving the Charger failed to slow down and hit the back of a Toyota RAV4.

The Charger then left the road and hit a sign while the RAV4 went into the median and hit a sign. The Optima was hit with debris from the crash, but the FHP said the 17-year-old Loughman boy who was driving was uninjured.

Troopers say a man driving a Dodge Charger was street racing before he caused a crash that killed an 11-year-old girl on April 2, 2021. (Florida Highway Patrol)

Troopers said the man driving the Charger suffered minor injuries while his 19-year-old passenger was not injured at all.

The 23-year-old woman was in the RAV4 as a passenger along with an 11-year-old passenger who died at an area hospital after the crash. According to the report, the 11-year-old girl was not wearing a seatbelt at the time. The 35-year-old Leesburg woman who was driving the RAV4 was taken to the hospital after the crash in serious condition.

The crash remains under investigation and charges are pending.


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