UPDATE: 1 dead in crash that closed I-4 for hours near downtown Orlando

Wreck closed Interstate 4 west near Michigan Street

ORLANDO, Fla. – One person died Monday in a crash on Interstate 4 near downtown Orlando that closed the roadway for hours, according to police.

The fatal crash happened around 3:45 a.m. Monday in the westbound lanes of I-4 near the Michigan Street exit.

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Orlando police said officers were called to the area for a crash and learned that two people were involved.

One person was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center in critical condition and later died, police said. The other person was not injured, according to police.

Details about the crash, including how many vehicles were involved and what led to the wreck, have not been released by police.

All westbound lanes of I-4 were closed until about 8 a.m.

Check back for updates.

About the Authors:

Steven Montiero, better known as “Trooper Steve," joined the News 6 morning team as its Traffic Safety Expert in October 2017. A Central Florida native and decorated combat veteran, Montiero comes to the station following an eight-year assignment with the Florida Highway Patrol.

John Ambrogne is an executive producer for News 6 and has been with WKMG-TV since 2012. John graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University and has covered breaking news and major events in Central Florida since 2002.