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1 dead, 1 injured in Osceola County rollover crash

SUV sped off after deputy turned around, FHP says

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OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – A 25-year-old man was killed and a 27-year-old man was critically injured early Wednesday when their vehicle overturned after they sped away from an Osceola County sheriff's deputy, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Both victims, whose names have not been released, were ejected in the crash, which was reported at 12:30 a.m. on Oakwood Drive at Henry Jane Avenue near St. Cloud.

The FHP said an Osceola County deputy was headed west on Oakwood when he turned around to evaluate a 2002 Chevrolet SUV that was traveling in the opposite direction.

The SUV sped off, pulling away from the deputy, who never activated his lights or siren, officials said.

The deputy lost sight of the SUV, which crashed and overturned, the FHP said.

It's not known which man was driving the SUV, troopers said.

The crash remains under investigation.


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