77-year-old killed after losing control of pickup on SR-429 near South Apopka, FHP says

Driver killed, passenger seriously injured in single-vehicle crash

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A 77-year-old man was killed in a crash on State Road 429 Sunday morning that temporarily forced the closure of all southbound lanes at mile marker 29, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers were dispatched to the Orange County crash at 10:20 a.m.

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Troopers said a Toyota Tundra being driven by a 77-year-old Leesburg man was traveling southbound on SR-429 in the inside lane near mile marker 28 when the driver lost control and ran off of the road to the left, striking a guardrail before overturning.

The driver and his passenger, a 73-year-old Eustis woman, were both taken to a local hospital, FHP said.

The driver was pronounced dead and the woman had serious injuries but is in stable condition, according to the crash report.

An investigation is ongoing.

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

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