2-year-old killed, 7-year-old critically hurt in Orlando crash

Mother of children, other driver hospitalized after wreck on Lake Underhill Road

ORLANDO, Fla. – A 2-year-old was killed and an 7-year-old was critically injured early Thursday in a two-vehicle crash in Orlando, police said.

The fatal wreck happened just after midnight in front of the Enclave at Lake Underhill Apartments on Lake Underhill Road.

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Orlando police said a woman was driving a Toyota Camry with her two children inside and collided with a Lincoln MKZ.

Police said the children were extracted from the car and taken to hospitals, where the toddler died.

The mother of the children was taken to a hospital in serious but stable condition, according to police.

The other driver was also taken to a hospital in stable condition, police said.

Investigators spent hours at the crash site, and the vehicles were towed away around 5 a.m. Thursday.

It’s not clear what led to the crash, and police said the wreck is under investigation.


At the time of the original posting, police reported the boy was 8-years-old, not 7. The article has been changed to reflect the actual age of the child.

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