Woman killed after teen driver blew through stop sign, crashed; 5 others hurt, troopers say

Crash happened near intersection of 23rd Street, South Nashville Avenue

Lines painted on the center of a road. (Pexels)

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A woman was hit and killed and five other people were hurt when a 17-year-old driver blew through a stop sign and crashed Thursday afternoon, according to Florida Highway Patrol

Troopers said the crash happened near the intersection of 23rd Street and South Nashville Avenue in Orlando at about 5:42 p.m.

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Investigators said the 17-year-old driver of a 2016 Nissan Altima was heading east on 23rd Street and blew past the stop sign at the intersection with South Nashville Avenue. A 2009 Dodge Ram truck heading north on South Nashville Avenue hit the right side of the Altima, sending it up onto the sidewalk where it hit four people who were walking by, according to a news release.

A 44-year-old woman from Orlando who was with the other pedestrians was killed in the collision, troopers said. The other three pedestrians are expected to recover from their injuries.

The driver of the Altima and another 17-year-old in the car were also hurt in the crash and taken to the hospital, but are expected to be OK, investigators said.

The driver of the Dodge, a 68-year-old man from Orlando, was not injured and remained at the scene, the release shows.

Troopers have not said whether the driver of the Altima could face charges or a citation following the crash.

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