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Motorcyclist killed in hit-and-run in Orange County

Florida Highway Patrol investigates fatal wreck near Orange Blossom Trail


ORLANDO, Fla. – A motorcyclist was killed Monday morning in a hit-and-run crash in Orange County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The fatal crash was reported around 4:45 a.m. at Taft Vineland Road and Satellite Boulevard, just east of Orange Blossom Trail.

According to the FHP, a 2013 Mazda sedan was eastbound on Taft Vineland Road and traveled into the westbound lane for an unknown reason. The Mazda struck a 2015 Yamaha head-on, troopers said.

The FHP said the motorcyclist, 38-year-old Jonatanael Torres, of Orlando, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Mazda ran from the scene after the wreck, troopers said. He was described by authorities as a white or Hispanic man, 20-35 years old, with a full beard. He was wearing a red shirt and blue jeans, officials said.

It’s not known if alcohol played a role in the crash.

Anyone with information about the driver of the Mazda is asked to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.


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