Man killed, woman critically hurt in 2-vehicle crash on Florida Turnpike in Orange County

Troopers seek witnesses to wreck near I-4

Northbound lanes of the Florida Turnpike reopened after a fatal crash in Orange County.

ORLANDO, Fla. – A man was killed and a woman was critically injured early Friday when their car was rear-ended by another car on the Florida Turnpike in Orange County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The fatal wreck happened around 4 a.m. in the northbound lanes of the Turnpike, south of I-4.

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The FHP said a 27-year-old Davenport woman was driving a sedan north when she collided with the back of a car driven by a 30-year-old Connecticut man.

The car that was struck overturned and crashed into a light pole before coming to rest in a pond, the FHP said.

The driver was ejected and died, according to an FHP crash report.

A passenger in his car, a 31-year-old woman, suffered critical injuries, the crash report stated.


The driver of the other car and her passenger, a 24-year-old Davenport man, suffered minor injuries, according to troopers.

Neither man was wearing a seat belt, the FHP crash report said.

Troopers said they are searching for potential witnesses to the collision.

Check back for updates.

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