1 motorcyclist killed, 1 critically hurt in I-4 crash near Lake Mary

Troopers identify victim as Indiana woman

By Daniel Dahm - Digital Manager

LAKE MARY, Fla. - One motorcyclist was killed and another was critically injured early Monday on Interstate 4 in Seminole County when a rear-end crash propelled two cars into them, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The fatal crash was reported at 12:30 a.m. on I-4 east near Lake Mary Boulevard. All eastbound lanes were closed in the area, but they were reopened around 8 a.m.

According to the FHP, a 37-year-old Orlando man was driving a 2006 Infiniti east on I-4 when he failed to slow down and struck the rear of a 2017 Audi driven by a 69-year-old Longwood woman.

Both vehicles were redirected toward the left lane and struck the motorcyclists, the FHP said.

An Indiana woman, later identified as 28-year-old Tamara Ennis, died at the scene, troopers said. An Indiana man, later identified as 44-year-old Omar Flores, was taken to Central Florida Regional Medical Center in critical condition, the FHP said.

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Charges are pending against the driver of the Infiniti, who was not injured, according to troopers. The Audi driver suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital, the FHP said.

Both car drivers were wearing their seat belts, and alcohol did not play a role in the crash, the FHP said. Both motorcyclists were wearing helmets, according to troopers.

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