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Driver sought after woman killed, man hurt in Apopka crash

Police search for driver of BMW sport utility vehicle

APOPKA, Fla. – Apopka police are searching for a driver after a woman was killed and a man was seriously injured late Monday in a two-vehicle crash.

The fatal crash was reported around 11:45 p.m. at Michael Gladden Boulevard and Hawthorne Avenue.

Police said both victims were in a van, which collided with a BMW X6 that ran a stop sign. The van rolled over then came to a stop while the BMW continued traveling until it came to in the 800 block of South Hawthorne Avenue.

The womanm, 64-year-old Aurora Rodarte, was pronounced dead at the scene. The man, Urbano Rodarte-Reyes, was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center with serious injuries.

No one was in the BMW, which was pinned against a fence and bushes, when police arrived, officials said.

Many neighbors said they're calling for changes after recent crashes in the area.

Debra Jordan lives nearby and saw the aftermath of the crash.

"The car was really turned over and really messed up, " Jordan said. "The whole highway was lit up, and I was like, 'Oh, another accident.'"

News 6 has conhtacted the city of Apopka to ask about possible changes and to request recent crash statistics. 

"I want to be able to do something about this intersection. It’s very dangerous. Maybe stop signs or lights," Jordan said.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Apopka police. 

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