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Deltona man killed in fiery head-on crash on SR 46 in Seminole County

Passenger suffers critical injuries; driver of other vehicle in serious condition

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – A 48-year-old Deltona man was killed and his 18-year-old passenger was critically injured Monday morning in a head-on crash on State Road 46 in Seminole County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said Angel Ocasio Rodriguez died in the two-vehicle wreck, which was reported at 5:50 a.m. on S.R. 46 at Bella Foresta Place, east of Longwood Markham Road.

The FHP said Rodriguez was driving a 2005 Toyota east on S.R. 46 and, according to witnesses, he was passing vehicles in a no-passing zone.

According to an FHP report, a 37-year-old Lake Helen man, who was driving a 2017 Ford pickup west on S.R. 46, swerved left to avoid the Toyota, which re-entered the eastbound lanes and struck the pickup head-on.

The Toyota caught fire and Rodriguez was pronounced dead at the scene, the FHP said. His passenger, Jacob Arroyo, of Grand Island, was taken to Central Florida Regional Hospital in critical condition, troopers said. Neither were wearing seat belts, according to an FHP report.

The driver of the pickup was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, according to the FHP.

S.R. 46 was closed in the area.


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