Orlando man dies in early-morning crash

By: Chip Skambis


ORLANDO, Fla. - A 75-year-old Orlando man is dead after his car drifted into oncoming traffic, the Florida Highway Patrol said. 

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The man, who has not been identified, was driving a 2004 Honda Civic south on Boggy Creek Road north of Beth Road around 4:09 a.m. when he drifted into the northbound lane, troopers said. 

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He drifted into the path of Ximena Ortega, crashing into the front of her 2004 Chevy pickup, troopers said. 

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When the man collided with Ortega, his car rolled backward into a utility pole, which crashed on top of his car, troopers said. 

Ortega was taken to Osceola Regional with minor injuries, troopers said. 

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The man was also taken to Osceola Regional, where he died, according to the crash report. 

Troopers said the crash remains under investigation. 

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