17-year-old Eustis girl killed in head-on Orange County crash

1 dead, 1 injured in 2-vehicle wreck on Plymouth Sorrento Road

The FHP investigates a fatal crash involving two vehicles in Orange County.
The FHP investigates a fatal crash involving two vehicles in Orange County.

ORLANDO, Fla. – A fatal crash killing a 17-year-old girl and injuring a man prompted the Florida Highway Patrol to close a major roadway in Orange County.

The two-vehicle wreck occurred around 6:55 a.m. Wednesday at Plymouth Sorrento and Boch roads.

An SUV driven by a 17-year-old girl from Eustis and a pickup truck driven by a 47-year-old man from Sorrento were involved in the crash, troopers said.

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The crash remains under investigation but the initial findings from the FHP show that the pickup was traveling south on Plymouth Sorrento Road and for an unknown reason drove into the northbound lanes striking the SUV head on.

The FHP said the 17-year-old was pronounced dead at AdventhHealth in Apopka. The other driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, according to the crash report. Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash.

Northbound and southbound lanes of Plymouth Sorrento were closed Wednesday morning in the area.

Video from Sky 6 shows a white pickup truck and a gray SUV, both with front-end damage.


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