Van hits, kills woman in Osceola County; US-192 closed

Fatal crash reported at Simpson Road near Kissimmee

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KISSIMMEE, Fla. – A 54-year-old Kissimmee woman was hit and killed Tuesday morning in Osceola County, prompting authorities to close a major roadway.

The fatal wreck was reported on westbound U.S. 192 at Simpson Road near Kissimmee. All westbound lanes of U.S. 192 are closed in the area. Shady Lane or Partin Settlement Road to Neptune Road can be used as alternate routes.

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The Florida Highway Patrol said the woman was crossing U.S. 192 west of Simpson Road when she walked into the path of an oncoming van, which struck her.

The victim was pronounced dead the scene, the FHP said.

The driver of the van, a 27-year-old Kissimmee woman, was not injured, according to an FHP report.

An investigation is ongoing.

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