18-year-old dies, 2 others hurt after crash in Orange County, troopers say

Victim was standing on street corner when he was hit

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – An 18-year-old man died Friday, days after he was hit by a car while standing on a street corner with another man who was badly hurt in the crash, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said a Honda Accord was traveling east on Courtland Street around 11:30 p.m. on April 20 when it went to turn left into a driveway.

As it turned, a Honda Civic that was traveling behind it went to pass the Accord and hit its rear bumper, troopers said.

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The collision caused the driver of the Civic to lose control of the car, sending it off the road and into the 18-year-old and a 21-year-old who was with him as the two men were standing on the corner of Courtland Street and Adanson Street, according to a news release from FHP.

Troopers said the 18-year-old also hit a light pole. The 21-year-old received serious injuries, records show.

The 18-year-old was taken to Orlando Health where he died on Friday afternoon, according to FHP. His name has not been released.

The driver of the Civic, a 19-year-old from Altamonte Springs, was also seriously hurt in the wreck, troopers said.

Investigators have not said whether either driver may face charges or a citation.


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