Wrong-way driver killed in Orange County crash on SR-408, troopers say

Man, 24, was traveling west in eastbound lanes, FHP says

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A wrong-way driver died in a head-on crash on State Road 408 early Monday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said a 24-year-old Orlando man driving a Ford Mustang was traveling west in the eastbound lanes of SR-408 in Orange County when he crashed head-on with a Jeep Compass just after 1 a.m.

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The 24-year-old was pronounced dead on scene, according to the FHP.

The Florida Highway Patrol shared a series of photos documenting the wrong-way crash. (Copyright 2021 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)
Another photo in the series documenting the wrong-way crash. (Copyright 2021 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

Officials said the driver of the Jeep, a 33-year-old Sanford man, was taken to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash shutdown eastbound lanes between Semoran Boulevard and Goldenrod Road for hours.

The crash remains under investigation.


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