ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A fatal crash involving a motorcycle and a minivan Friday morning forced lane closures on Orange Blossom Trail just outside of Zellwood Friday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The two-vehicle crash occurred around 6:25 a.m. at Orange Blossom Trail’s intersection with Willow Street, troopers said.
According to a crash report, a 37-year-old Mount Dora man driving a van traveled eastbound on Willow Street approaching Orange Blossom Trail at the same time a 28-year-old Sumterville man driving a motorcycle traveled southbound on Orange Blossom Trail in the outside lane.
The Mount Dora man attempted to make a left turn to travel northbound on Orange Blossom Trail before entering into the direct path of the motorcyclist and striking him, troopers said.
The motorcyclist died at the scene, according to FHP. The man who drove the minivan was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, troopers said.
A roadblock closing all southbound lanes and the inside, northbound lane of Orange Blossom Trail was in place earlier on Friday, but the lanes have now reopened.
This is a developing story. Check back here for updates.
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