ORLANDO, Fla. – Two women were killed, two others were injured and a man who was in another vehicle was found hiding Thursday morning in a crash that closed a major Orlando roadway for hours, police said.
The double fatal crash was reported at about 2:40 a.m. on Colonial Drive, which was closed in both directions from Highland Avenue to Summerlin Avenue. The roadway was reopened about four hours later.
Orlando police said officers were called to a crash involving a Volkswagen Jetta and Ford F-150. Orlando Police Sgt. David Baker said the truck was driving erratically and slammed into the Jetta.
Two women in the Jetta were pronounced dead at the scene, officials said.
The victims were identified Friday as 20-year-old Angelesea P. Rock and 19-year-old Shaunte J. Chambers. Jada Fraser, 20, and Taylor Morgan, 20, are in stable condition. All four women were in the Jetta.
According to police, K-9 units and a helicopter were called to the area because the pickup truck, found unoccupied, ended up on the edge of Park Lake. A man believed to have been in the truck was found hiding on the north side of the lake, according to police.
The man was taken to a hospital in stable condition and his involvement in the crash is under investigation, police said. It’s unclear if he was driving at the time of the wreck.
Baker noted that anyone involved in a crash should stay at the scene and wait for authorities to arrive.
“Staying on scene is definitely the best thing to do because, obviously, leaving will cause you to face felony charges and that sort of thing so it’s certainly not a good thing to do and it’s certainly not the right thing to do, either," Baker said.
FATAL CRASH— Trooper Steve (@TrooperSteve_) January 9, 2020
Colonial Drive - CLOSED
- from Highland Ave to Summerlin Ave
- Double Fatal
- Closed till at least 8am pic.twitter.com/OGsisHkoo2
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