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Driver sought in fatal crash on Colonial Drive that killed 17-year-old

17-year-old victim killed

A fatal crash closes Colonial Drive in Orlando.
A fatal crash closes Colonial Drive in Orlando.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando police are looking for the driver of a car seen leaving the scene a fatal crash Monday morning that forced the closure of a busy stretch of Colonial Drive.

The wreck was reported at Hyer Avenue and Colonial Drive, which was closed from Mills Avenue to Summerlin Avenue. One eastbound and all westbound lanes of Colonial Drive have been reopened.

Details about the crash have not been released, but a power pole was toppled, blocking Colonial Drive.

Police said they’re seeking to identify the driver of a small, white four-door that was last seen westbound on Colonial Drive.

The traffic lights were out on Mills Avenue from Amelia Street to Marks Street due to the crash, police said.

Police later identified the crash victim as 17-year-old Kevin Bernier.

“We are asking citizens to find an alternate route at this time,” police said in an email.

Anyone with surveillance video or cellphone video of the crash or vehicles involved is asked to call 321-235-5300.

Both vehicles were near the Fashion Square Mall around 4:30 a.m.

A fatal crash closes a stretch of Colonial Drive in Orlando.
A fatal crash closes a stretch of Colonial Drive in Orlando.
Sky 6 over a fatal crash on Colonial Drive in Orlando.
Sky 6 over a fatal crash on Colonial Drive in Orlando.

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