Search for boy missing after lightning strike near North Orlando Rowing Club continues
Fire Rescue crews said just before 6 p.m. Thursday, a lightning strike on or near a rowboat caused it to capsize with five boys from the North Orlando Rowing Club on board. READ: Divers search for missing child after lightning strike near Orlando rowing clubFour boys made it to shore, one of whom was sent to the hospital. READ: 1 child injured, another missing after lightning strike near rowing practice on Lake FairviewVideo: Meteorologist Kassandra Crimi offers lightning safety tips Channel 9 meteorologist Kassandra Crimi offers tips to stay safe from lightning. I know I am.”North Orlando Rowing posted a statement on Facebook, reading, “The rowers, their families and coaches of North Orlando Rowing are devastated. We ask for privacy and respect during this difficult time.”READ: SpaceX gearing up for fourth attempt at Falcon 9 rocket launch after weather delaysVideo: Divers search for missing child after lightning strike near Orlando rowing club The search for a missing child is ongoing after a lightning strike Thursday evening near a lake in Orlando.wftv.com
WATCH: Street racing leads to Porsche crash on I-4, troopers say
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — The Florida Highway Patrol released video of a wild crash that happened in the middle of rush hour traffic on Interstate 4. WATCH: End of Reedy Creek: Disney won’t pay more taxes, but you willTroopers said the crash occurred around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday on westbound I-4 between Altamonte and Maitland. Dashcam video shows a Porsche driver lose control and spin several times before crashing into the center barrier wall. Witnesses told investigators they believe the Porsche driver was racing a white sedan before the crash. A witness followed the Porsche to a RaceTrac gas station on Lee Road, where the driver abandoned the car, troopers said.wftv.com
2 dead, 1 in critical condition after Orlando crash
ORLANDO, Fla. — Orlando police said two people have died and another is in critical condition after a crash on Lee Road. Officers said the crash happened Thursday morning at Lee Road and Crawford Avenue. READ: Child Tax Credit payments: IRS updates information on monthly payments for parentsThe crash shut down Lee Road between north Orange Blossom Trail and Edgewater Drive. Stay tuned to Channel 9 Eyewitness News for updates. READ: Orlando police make arrest after veteran fatally shot downtownwftv.com
Fiery crash on I-4 near Lee Road causes major traffic jam into Orlando
A fiery, rollover crash caused a major traffic jam Friday morning into downtown Orlando. The three-vehicle wreck was reported before 7 a.m. on I-4 west near Lee Road. [TRAFFIC: Check conditions for your commute]The Florida Highway Patrol said an SGL construction truck carrying equipment was merging into westbound traffic when it was struck by a pickup truck. I-4 west was closed in the area, and the wreck caused major backups for commuters. The interstate was reopened around 8:45 a.m.UPDATE: Lanes OPENWB I-4 x Lee Rd- Travel lanes have been reopened- Crash completely cleared pic.twitter.com/49rZGVkmo8 — Trooper Steve (@TrooperSteve_) January 22, 2021
Entrance and exit ramp in Orange County to temporarily close on I-4
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – The entrance ramp for Lee Road and the exit ramp for Fairbanks Avenue on Interstate 4 will temporarily close for periods of time this weekend. The entrance ramp for Lee Road and the exit ramp for Fairbanks Avenue on Interstate 4 will temporarily close for periods of time this weekend. If you normally head westbound on the Interstate at the Lee Road entrance, crews suggest drivers use the Fairbanks Avenue entrance. FDOT suggested any driver who usually gets off the westbound exit of Fairbanks Avenue to get off at Princeton Street. The driver should head north on Mills Avenue until they hit Fairbanks Avenue.
Man killed in crash on Lee road in Orange County
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. A man was killed in a crash in the area of Lee Road and Davisson Avenue in Orange County on Friday afternoon, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. FHP said the single-vehicle crash occurred around 2:10 p.m. and the vehicle hit pole. Investigators said the driver was rushed to the local hospital and died at the hospital. The name of the victim has not been released at this time. We will update this story as more information becomes available.
I-4 Ultimate closes Lee Road on-ramp, Fairbanks off-ramp for temporary lane shift
Cole Vanthof said he tries his best to avoid I-4, but he said he needed to use the interstate and didn't realize he couldn't get on I-4 westbound at Lee Road. RELATED: I-4 Ultimate to close Fairbanks Avenue off-ramp through WednesdayPolice are also preventing drivers from using the entrance ramp onto the interstate. The ramp is shut down over the weekend as a temporary shift goes into place on westbound I-4 between Lee Road and Fairbanks Avenue. They are closing the Lee Road on-ramp through Monday morning and the Fairbanks Avenue off-ramp through at least Wednesday. This marks the latest lane shift and closures as part of the I-4 Ultimate Project, which will expand 21 miles of the interstate.
2 shot, killed during New Year’s party inside Orange County nightclub
ORLANDO, Fla. – Two men were shot and killed early Wednesday during a New Year’s party inside an Orange County club, according to sheriff’s officials. Orange County sheriff’s deputies said the men were in a VIP area of the club, which was about to close, when they were shot. “It was almost time to go home and we heard ‘bop, bop, bop’ and everyone started running. Patrons are not checked as they enter the club, sheriff’s officials said. Orange County sheriff’s Sgt.
Here’s how to navigate the latest I-4 traffic shift at Maitland Boulevard
Many drivers missed the latest shift at Maitland Boulevard causing backups along I-4 between Lee Road and State Road 436 as motorists attempted to make a U-Turn at SR 436, according to FDOT. Beginning Wednesday morning, drivers exiting eastbound I-4 to westbound Maitland Boulevard (exit 90B) will begin that shift approximately a quarter of a mile sooner, coupled with the exit point to eastbound Maitland Boulevard (exit 90A). The new combined eastbound exit ramp splits to provide access to both directions of Maitland Boulevard. Eastbound I-4 exit is now in its final configuration and access to eastbound and westbound Maitland Boulevard will remain combined on the same ramp. However, be on the lookout for additional shifts of I-4 ramps at the Maitland interchange, according to FDOT.
Burglars targeting several Orange County businesses
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Deputies are searching for two suspects possibly involved in a string of burglaries targeting businesses in Orange County. Within the past two weeks, at least a dozen businesses, mainly nail salons and restaurants, have been broken into, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. It's happened near the areas of Lee Road, Dr. Phillips and South Apopka Vineland Road. A video shows one suspect entering a business by throwing a rock through the glass door at Tammy's Day Spa on Dr. Phillips Boulevard. The Orange County Sheriff's Office also released photos of the vehicles used during multiple break-ins.
Brace yourselves for five weeks of overnight detours on I-4 near Maitland and Winter Park
click to enlarge Photo via Floridas Turnpikeclick to enlarge Image via CoreyDanks/EtsyGet ready for five weeks of nighttime detours to get around U.S. 17-92 in Winter Park and Maitland. Despite your best efforts to do otherwise, you'll probably have to take I-4.The Florida Department of Transportation says a $260,000 construction project will include repairs to the railroad bridge above 17-92, and will cause road closures for motorists traveling on the on the northbound side, near the Winter Park-Maitland city line.Road will be closed 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. overnight Friday and overnight Saturday, starting Aug. 16 and lasting five weeks.A detour will redirect traffic westbound on Lee Road, to eastbound Interstate 4 then to eastbound Maitland Boulevard/State Road 414, before picking back up U.S 17-92.There are no current detours for southbound traffic.The bridge was named after the Reverend Kenneth C. Crossman in 2017 to honor the white minister's civil rights activism. He was known as the "Bridge Builder," and spent much of his life in Florida, before his death in 2004.orlandoweekly.com
7-Eleven worker injured after shots fired into Lee Road store
ORLANDO, Fla. - Gunshots were fired into a 7-Eleven in Orange County early Wednesday, injuring a worker who was struck by shrapnel from a can that exploded. The shooting was reported around 1:30 a.m. at the 7-Eleven on Lee Road near I-4. The gunshots shattered windows and a sign outside the store, but no one was struck by a bullet. Workers said they were stocking the store when the shots were fired. The worker struck by shrapnel suffered minor injuries.