Orlando man killed, 2 seriously injured in wrong-way, head-on crash in Volusia County, FHP says

State Road 472 westbound shut down north of Orange City

File photo of Florida Highway Patrol cruiser (WJXT 2020)

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – A 26-year-old Orlando man was killed Sunday morning and two people were left with serious injuries in a wrong-way crash on State Road 472 in Volusia County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The crash occurred at 6:32 a.m., west of SR-472′s intersection with East Minnesota Avenue, troopers said. According to a crash report, the man was in a sedan traveling eastbound in the inside, westbound lane of SR-472 with no headlights on and without wearing a seatbelt.

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The vehicle struck the front of a second sedan traveling westbound, carrying an 18-year-old woman in the driver’s seat and a 20-year-old man as passenger, both of Deltona, troopers said. The two Deltona residents wore their seatbelts in the crash and were hospitalized with serious yet non-life-threatening injuries, while the Orlando man was pronounced dead at the scene, the report states.

A roadblock was put in place in westbound lanes of SR-472 as the crash is investigated. The roadblock remained at the time of this report.

No further information was provided.

Note: Due to the information provided, this map depicts the general area of the crash and not necessarily its exact location.


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