Turnpike reopens after fatal 4-vehicle crash

Clermont man dies; 16-year-old girl in critical condition

Trooper Steve on traffic.
Trooper Steve on traffic.

ORLANDO, Fla. – A fatal crash involving several vehicles, including a dump truck, forced the closure of the Florida Turnpike in Orange County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The crash was reported around 6:45 a.m. Monday in the southbound lanes of the Turnpike. Southbound lanes were closed from State Road 50 to State Road 429, but later reopened.

The Florida Highway Patrol said Timothy Toddy, 40, of Clermont, was driving a 2012 Hyundai when he lost control of the vehicle and veered into the lane to his left, causing a dump truck to hit the Hyundai's left side.

The initial crash caused the Hyundai to travel into the path of a Ford SUV that was in the lane to the left of the dump truck, according to the report. The front right side of the SUV hit the front left of the Hyundai, records show.

The SUV then hit the right side of a Toyota Camry, which was in the far left lane, troopers said. The Camry hit a guardrail after that crash.

Toddy was pronounced dead at Health Central, the FHP said.  A 16-year-old girl in the car was critically injured and an 11-year-old girl in the Hyundai suffered minor injuries, according to troopers.

The drivers of the other vehicles were not injured.

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