Arrest made in hit-and-run crash that killed 19-year-old Orlando man, troopers say

Alexis Omar Leon Lima, 20, faces multiple charges

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A hit-and-run crash Sunday morning in Orange County left a man dead and a woman hurt as Florida Highway Patrol troopers set out to find the driver who ran from the wreck.

The crash was reported around 3:43 a.m. in the area of Edgewater Drive and Hambleton Avenue, prompting all lanes of Edgewater Drive to be shut down until around 10:18 a.m., troopers said.

A 2005 Ford Expedition that was traveling northbound on Edgewater Drive in the outside lane ran off the roadway to the right for an unknown reason, according to a crash report. The SUV struck a pole and rotated clockwise before its right side struck Henao Contemporary Center, the Ford rotating some more and hitting a second pole, the report states.

The SUV continued rotating in the crash, causing its left rear to strike a pedestrian on the sidewalk — identified as a 19-year-old Orlando man — as well as a vehicle that he was standing next to, troopers said.

Hit-and-run crash kills 19-year-old Orlando man, shuts down Edgewater Drive near Forest City Road (Copyright 2023 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

[EXCLUSIVE: Become a News 6 Insider (it’s FREE) | PINIT! Share your photos]

The man was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead, troopers said. A 22-year-old Orlando woman who was inside of Henao at the time of the crash was struck by debris and was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries, the report states.

After the crash, the Ford’s driver and two passengers ran away from the scene, headed westbound on Edgewater toward the road’s busy intersection with John Young Parkway, FHP said.

The Ford was taken in as evidence and its driver — identified as 20-year-old Alexis Omar Leon Lima — was later arrested, troopers confirmed around 1:30 p.m.

Lima will face charges of leaving the scene of a crash involving death, leaving the scene of a crash involving injuries and driving without a license causing death, troopers said.

The investigation remains active and anyone with information has been asked to contact troopers by dialing *FHP (*347), or Crimeline at 800-423-8477 to remain anonymous.

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

About the Author:

Brandon, a UCF grad, joined the ClickOrlando team in November 2021. Before joining News 6, Brandon worked at WDBO.