1 dead, 6 injured in crash on US 17-92 in Longwood, police say

Southbound US 17-92 shut down following crash, police said

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LONGWOOD, Fla. – A car driver was killed and six people in a minivan were injured Thursday afternoon in a two-vehicle wreck in Longwood, police said.

The fatal crash happened around 3 p.m. on U.S. 17-92 at Kathryn Drive.

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Longwood police said a white Nissan Altima was traveling south on U.S. 17-92 approaching Kathryn Drive when a burgundy Kia Sedona traveling north made a left turn, striking the driver’s side of the Altima.

The driver of the Altima was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The six occupants of the minivan, two women and four children, were taken to hospitals for treatment, according to officials.

Police said Friday that the women, who were taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, were in stable condition and were expected to recover. The children were taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and were also expected to recover, police said.

No charges have been filed, but an investigation is ongoing.

U.S. 17-92 south was shut down at Wildmere Avenue for hours after the crash.

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