ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A 44-year-old woman and 18-year-old man were killed Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle crash that forced the closure of westbound lanes of University Boulevard at State Road 417 in Orange County, officials said.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 2017 Nissan Versa was heading east on University Boulevard approaching Pelee Street in the left-turn lane.
FHP said a 2016 Ford Mustang heading west on the same road crashed into the Nissan as the Nissan attempted to take a left-hand turn onto Pelee Street.
As a result, the Nissan turned over onto its left side and was pushed toward the north shoulder of University Boulevard, hitting a pedestrian standing on the sidewalk, FHP said.
The 44-year-old Orlando woman, a passenger in the Nissan, was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead, according to troopers. The driver of the Nissan, an 18-year-old Orlando man, was pronounced dead at the hospital, FHP said.
The driver of the Mustang, a 22-year-old Orlando man, was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, the FHP said.
The pedestrian was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, according to troopers.
** VEHICLE DESTROYED **— “Trooper Steve” Montiero (@TrooperSteve_) August 9, 2022
WB University Blvd at SR-417 - SHUTDOWN
- Use Dean Rd southbound as your alternate pic.twitter.com/m8j4wu6oP1
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