1 killed when lane-weaving sedan cuts off cars on I-4, causes fatal crash, troopers say

Westbound lanes of I-4 were shut down during investigation

File photo of Florida Highway Patrol cruiser (WJXT 2020)

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol said a sedan weaving in and out of traffic on I-4 Saturday evening caused a fatal crash that led to the temporary shutdown of all westbound lanes.

Troopers said the crash occurred around 5:40 p.m. at mile marker 87. According to a crash report, a 43-year-old Venezuelan man riding in the passenger seat of an SUV was killed after the unknown sedan cut off the vehicle, causing it to swerve, overcorrect, overturn multiple times and strike a different vehicle.

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The man was pronounced dead at the scene, while his driver, a 21-year-old man from Venezuela, and the driver of the third vehicle, a 30-year-old Orlando woman, were left with minor injuries.

The lane-weaving car was described only as an unknown white sedan, according to the report.

Tolls were suspended for the I-4 express lane, where traffic was diverted, troopers said.

An investigation is ongoing. Check back with News 6 for the latest updates.


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Brandon, a UCF grad, joined the ClickOrlando team in November 2021. Before joining News 6, Brandon worked at WDBO.