Driver using GPS crashes into 12-foot trench in Orange County

Fire Rescue extricates victim near SR 528 and Turnpike

By Daniel Dahm - Digital Manager

ORLANDO, Fla. - A 58-year-old man was airlifted to a hospital Wednesday morning after his vehicle crashed into a 12-foot trench at a construction site in Orange County, officials said.

Troopers said Leonard Barber, of Sanford, crashed at 2501 Consulate Drive near State Road 528 and Florida's Turnpike, south of Orlando.

The FHP said Barber was following directions from a GPS when he went off the road and into the construction site.

Orange County Fire Rescue said the car was surrounded by live power lines, but first responders were able to safely extricate Barber, who was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center in stable condition.

Barber was ticketed for careless driving, the FHP said.

No other details have been released.

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