ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A 27-year-old Orlando woman driving a motorcycle was killed in a crash early Friday in Orange County, and authorities have arrested the driver of the car that caused the wreck, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
The fatal crash was reported at 4:20 a.m. on Lake Pickett Road near Percival Road.
The FHP said the woman was riding her motorcycle north behind an SUV on Lake Pickett Road when a southbound car traveled into the northbound lanes for an unknown reason and hit the SUV. The motorcyclist then crashed into the SUV, troopers said.
The motorcycle driver, who was wearing a helmet, was taken to a hospital, where she died, according to troopers.
The driver of the car, Kimberly Guzman Lijeron, 22, ran from the scene, said the FHP. She was later arrested along with a friend, who picked her up after the crash. Guzman Lijeron is charged with leaving the scene of a fatal crash. Her friend, Jaqueline Solano, 22, was arrested and charged with felony accessory after the fact and tampering with evidence.
Investigators said Solano picked up Guzman Lijeron and took her away from the crash scene. Both women were arrested at Solano’s home. Solano posted bail on Friday evening.
A passenger in the car, a 25-year-old Orlando man, suffered minor injuries, according to an FHP report. The driver of the SUV, a 48-year-old Casselberry man, also suffered minor injuries, troopers said. The FHP report said they were both wearing seat belts.