MAITLAND, Fla. – A 20-year-old Daytona Beach woman died and two other people were left seriously injured after a crash on Interstate 4 in Maitland that shut down eastbound lanes for hours Saturday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The two-vehicle crash occurred around 5:52 a.m. in the area of mile marker 90, troopers said. A Ford Focus with a flat tire was parked facing eastbound on the outside paved shoulder as the woman and another person — a 20-year-old Edgewater woman — stood toward its rear, according to a report.
A Honda Civic being driven eastbound by a 26-year-old Orlando man ran off the roadway to the right for reasons unknown and its front struck the left rear of the Ford, troopers said.
All three people were hospitalized, the Edgewater woman and Orlando man with serious injuries, as the Daytona Beach woman was later pronounced dead at a hospital, the report states.
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Traffic was diverted off I-4 at exit 90 and onto I-4 Express lanes until the roadway was reopened around 11:22 a.m., according to FHP.
Further investigation revealed the Ford had been involved in a previous crash, troopers said. In the inside lane of a right-hand curve in the area of mile marker 90, the left front of the Ford reportedly struck the inside concrete wall barrier before later coming to rest on the outside paved shoulder, the report states. According to troopers, the Edgewater woman was driving the Ford during the prior crash, with the Daytona Beach woman as passenger.
No other details were immediately made available.
FHP is still investigating both crashes.
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