Troopers investigating after hit-and-run involving 2 vehicles kills Orlando man in Orange County

Man found on South Orange Blossom Trail at La Quinta Drive

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A 64-year-old Orlando man who was pronounced dead after being found lying in an Orange County roadway on Saturday is believed to have been struck by at least two vehicles, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The man was found around 12:30 a.m. in the inside southbound lane of South Orange Blossom Trail near La Quinta Drive, troopers said.

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According to an updated crash report, a witness advised she saw the man on the ground to begin with, adding that she believes two separate vehicles hit him. The original report stated the man was hit while he was walking in a westerly direction across South Orange Blossom Trail.

The man was taken to a hospital and pronounced deceased, the report states. Troopers said the vehicles that hit the man drove away from the scene.

No description of the vehicles could be provided at the time of this report.

Anyone with knowledge of the unknown vehicles was asked to contact FHP at 407-737-2213, or Crimeline at 800-423-8477.


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