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Hazmat team responds to Goldenrod Road fatal crash with fuel spill, troopers say

25-30 gallons of fuel spill

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A hazmat crew responded Thursday after a fatal dump truck crash caused about 30 gallons of fuel to spill in Conway, Orange County Fire Rescue officials said.

The crash between a dump truck and a pickup truck was reported at 9:45 a.m. at Goldenrod Road and Port Jefferson Boulevard, officials said.

The pickup truck driver, 30-year-old Miguel Lugo, and passenger Gabriel Williams, 33, were taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center. Lugo died at the hospital. Williams is in critical condition.

The pickup truck was on fire.

The dump truck driver, Jose Munet, 56, was not injured.

An Orange County Fire Rescue spokesperson said 25 to 30 gallons of fuel spilled into a drain after the crash.

Officials said it is still an active fuel leak, but it is no longer going into the drain.

Florida Highway Patrol officials said they are investigating the crash.


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