2 killed, 3 injured after car crashes into Osceola motel on Christmas Eve, FHP says

Kia crashed into Golden Link Motel

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – Two people were killed and three were injured after a car crashed into an Osceola County hotel on the morning of Christmas Eve, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said the single-vehicle crash occurred at 4:40 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. 192 and Vineland Road.

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FHP said five people were inside a Kia when the 32-year-old Haines City driver traveled south on Vineland Road, across U.S. 192, into the parking lot of Golden Link Motel in Kissimmee. The man then crashed into the building.

Two passengers, a 31-year-old woman from Clermont and an 18-year-old woman from Kissimmee, died at the scene, troopers said. Three others, including the driver, were transported to the hospital.

A Davenport woman, 39, and an Orlando man, 30, were injured, a FHP crash report shows.

Two were killed and three others were injured after a car crashed into a hotel in Osceola County on Christmas Eve morning. (Copyright 2021 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

“I heard two people passed away,” Jamal Alsaadi said.

Alsaadi owns Prestige Barbershop next door to the motel.

“Especially this corner here, there’s a lot of accidents that happen,” he said.

He’s been in the location for five years and said based on the number of accidents they’ve seen in the intersection, he’s hopeful officials will look into the safety factors.

“I’ve seen more than 10 accidents in the same area so that means something is not right,” he said.

The crash remains under investigation. Charges against the driver are pending, according to a crash report.

No other information is available at this time. Check back here for updates.

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