5 injured in multivehicle crash in Orange County construction zone on I-4, troopers say

Crash happened east of Central Florida Parkway

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Five people were injured in a multivehicle crash Monday morning in a construction zone on Interstate 4 in Orange County, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said the crash happened around 5 a.m. just east of Central Florida Parkway.

According to an FHP crash report, a Ford F-150 was traveling west on an entrance ramp to I-4 when the driver, a 38-year-old Mascotte man, crossed in front of an SUV after entering I-4.

Trooper said the SUV, driven by a 39-year-old Kissimmee man, side-swiped the pickup and went into the shoulder, hitting a crash attenuator truck.

Another SUV hit some debris from the collision, but no one in that vehicle was injured, according to FHP.

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The Kissimmee man was entrapped and taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center with serious injuries, troopers said. Two passengers in the SUV were also taken to a hospital, though the extent of their injuries was not released.

The driver of the crash attenuator truck, a 69-year-old Orlando man, was also taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

The crash report said the pickup driver had minor injuries but did not mention whether he was taken to a hospital.

An investigation is ongoing.

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