Kissimmee woman ejected, run over twice in fatal crash on I-4, troopers say

Eastbound lanes reopened by 10 a.m., cameras show

Interstate 4 eastbound at mile marker 72.6, looking south, Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022. (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – All eastbound lanes of I-4 at exit 72 in Orange County were shut down Saturday morning as crews responded to a fatal crash, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Around 3:20 a.m., a 24-year-old Kissimmee woman and her passenger were traveling west when the driver lost control of the vehicle for an unknown reason and struck the inside guardrail, the outside guardrail and finally the inside wall, causing the vehicle to overturn and eject both occupants into eastbound travel lanes, troopers said.

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The woman was struck by at least two cars that were unable to avoid her and she was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a news release. Her passenger was taken to the hospital, troopers said.

Eastbound traffic was being rerouted onto exit 72, as seen on traffic cameras, before all lanes were reopened at 10 a.m.

The fatal crash remains under investigation, in-part to determine if any more cars struck the woman while she was in the road, troopers said.

This is a developing story. Check back with News 6 for the latest updates.


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