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Woman, 61, killed in rear-end crash on SR 414 in Orange County

Winter Haven woman dies in wreck near Orange Blossom Trail

Fatal SR 414 crash
Fatal SR 414 crash

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A 61-year-old Winter Haven woman was killed Tuesday morning in a rear-end crash on State Road 414 in Orange County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The fatal wreck happened around 8:50 a.m. on eastbound S.R. 414, just west of Orange Blossom Trail near Orlando.

The FHP said the woman, whose name has not been released, was driving a four-door 2018 Toyota east when she slowed for traffic. A Ford truck driven by Dave Bezemek, 59, of Altamonte Springs, failed to slow and struck the back of the Toyota, troopers said.

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The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the FHP.

Bezemek suffered minor injuries, the FHP said.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts, and alcohol did not play a role in the crash, according to an FHP report.

Four other vehicles were involved in the crash, with two others suffering minor injuries, the FHP said.

Charges are pending against Bezemek, according to the FHP.

Eastbound S.R. 414 was closed in the area but later reopened.


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