Father, son killed in fiery Lake County crash

No names have been released

Florida Highway Patrol cruiser (WJXT)

ORLANDO, Fla. – A father and son pair from Eustis died Friday in a fiery wreck on State Road 46, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The victims were heading westbound in a car on SR-46 when they were hit by an eastbound driver who was behind the wheel of an SUV, according to the FHP. It happened at 1:25 p.m.

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It’s not clear why the SUV driver traveled over the traffic line divider and into the westbound lanes, hitting the front-left side of the sedan in a head-on collision, Lt. Kim Montes said.

The car caught fire upon impact, and the sedan driver, who was 49 years old, died at the scene of the crash, before he could be taken to a hospital, the FHP said.

The man’s son, who was 27, died at Orlando Health, according to troopers.

The SUV driver, a 21-year-old man from Summerfield, suffered minor injuries, and was taken to Central Florida Regional Hospital, where he remained at last check.

The crash is still under investigation. No further details were released.


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