1 killed when car careens off Altamonte Springs bridge, lands in water

Fatal crash reported on SR-436 at Orange Avenue

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. – A driver was killed early Tuesday when a vehicle crashed and rolled off a bridge in Seminole County, becoming partially submerged in a river, police said.

The fatal crash happened around 4:15 a.m. on State Road 436 at Orange Avenue in Altamonte Springs.

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Seminole County Fire Rescue said crews were called to the scene and found the vehicle “50% submerged in the water.”

Fire rescue officials said the driver was the only person in the car and was pronounced dead at the scene.

“I believe he was 27 years old. He has family out of the state, we’re trying to identify and get in contact with them,” said Michelle Montalvo, Altamonte Springs police spokeswoman. “... It’s very sad that a young individual lost his life.”

Montalvo said there were no witnesses of the crash.

“In order for it to get where it was at, it would have to go airborne, rollover and get into the river and that’s most likely what happened,” she said.

Altamonte Springs police are investigating the wreck.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call ASPD at 407-339-2441.