1 dead as fiery crash slows traffic along SR-417 in Orange County

Crash happened near exit ramp to Curry Ford Road, troopers said

A News 6 viewer explained that he went to the crashed vehicle to help rescue one of the occupants. (News 6 Viewer)

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.

[TRENDING: Become a News 6 Insider]

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.

Get today’s headlines in minutes with Your Florida Daily:

About the Author:

Anthony, a graduate of the University of Florida, joined ClickOrlando.com in April 2022.