ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A fatal crash along State Road 417 is causing traffic delays on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Troopers said that the crash happened in the northbound lane near Mile Marker 29, the exit ramp to Curry Ford Road.
The crash has the northbound outside lane of State Road 417 and the exit ramp to Curry Ford Road closed, according to the FHP.
FHP said they learned from witnesses that a car was speeding in the northbound lane and lost control, striking the guardrail and overturning. Everyone in the vehicle was ejected. The crashed vehicle then became engulfed in flames, troopers added.
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Orange County Traffic Alert:— FHP Orlando (@FHPOrlando) July 4, 2023
The northbound SR-417 outside lane and the exit ramp to Curry Ford RD (Mile Marker 29) are currently blocked due to a single vehicle fatal crash. Troopers are on-scene to investigate. Drivers need to use caution and find an alternate route. #Orlando pic.twitter.com/RJDuWGhYF9
A News 6 viewer who wanted to remain anonymous said that he was driving nearby when the car — a Tesla — sped past and crashed into the guardrail near the exit.
The viewer then went to help the occupants of the Tesla, which burst into flames, he said.
Investigators said there were three adults in the car, though a man was pronounced dead at the scene. The other two adults were taken to the hospital as trauma alerts and are in stable condition, a release by FHP shows.
Drivers are urged to use caution and find an alternate route while troopers investigate the crash.
No further details have been released at this time.
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