Volusia man dies after losing control of car in apparent street race on I-4, troopers say

FHP: Car overturned multiple times

Lights atop a police cruiser flash at the scene of a crime in this undated file image.
Lights atop a police cruiser flash at the scene of a crime in this undated file image. (KPRC/File)

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – A Volusia County man died Saturday after losing control of his vehicle in an apparent street race on Interstate 4, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The FHP said the 47-year-old DeLand man was in a Nissan 370Z heading west on I-4 at mile marker 111 in Volusia County. According to an FHP report, witnesses told troopers that the Nissan appeared to be racing a Mustang and another car.

[TRENDING: Mechanical issue forces pilot to land at Cocoa air show| 2 killed, 2 injured in Palm Bay crash | Unemployment claim disqualifies Disney cast member for 5 months]

Troopers said the driver of the Nissan lost control and went onto the Saxon Boulevard exit ramp near Deltona, overturning multiple times.

The driver, who was wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene, the FHP report said.

Debris from the Nissan struck the back of a 2011 Kia Sorrento, breaking out its back window, troopers said. The driver of the Kia and his passengers, ranging in age from 9 to 20, were not injured, the FHP said.

No other details about the Mustang and other car have been released.


About the Author: