1 dies after Orange County hit-and-run crash, 2 others injured, troopers say

FHP says 3 passengers did not have seatbelts on

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)

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – An Orange County hit-and-run crash killed one person and injured another two Saturday night, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said a Ford pick-up truck was traveling south on Orange Blossom Trail when the driver attempted to make a left turn at Doss Avenue, hitting the front of an Acura traveling north on the roadway.

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The Acura, carrying three 20-year-olds, left the roadway and hit a tree, according to the FHP. Troopers said three 20-year-olds, two men and one woman, were taken to the hospital following the crash.

One of the men died after the crash at the hospital. The FHP said the other man has serious injuries and the woman is suffering from minor injuries. All three of the passengers in the Acura were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash, according to the report.

According to the FHP, the driver of the pickup truck, an unknown man, fled the scene.

Anyone with information on the crash or the driver is asked to contact Crimeline or the FHP at (407) 737-2213.

The crash remains under investigation.


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