1 dead, 1 critical after being struck while crossing Colonial Drive in Orange County, FHP says

Crash occurred at Walkup Drive

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

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A Haines City man suffered critical injuries and another man is dead after they attempted to cross a section of Colonial Drive in Orange County on Friday night and were struck by a sedan, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said the crash happened along the eastbound lanes of West Colonial Drive at Walkup Lane at about 7:26 p.m.

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A 2023 Hyundai Elantra was driving along the road when two men — who walked north to south, outside of a marked crosswalk — entered the car’s direct path. The front of the car struck both men at that time, according to a crash report.

Both men were taken to the hospital, the release stated. The 25-year-old Haines City man was in critical but stable condition at last check while the other man was pronounced dead following the crash, troopers said.

The driver of the Hyundai, an 80-year-old Orlando woman, was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, troopers said.

Further details about the man who died are pending word from the medical examiner’s office, troopers said.

This is a developing story. Check back with News 6 for updates.


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