FHP: Teen killed, another critical after hit & run crash in Orange County

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — The Florida Highway Patrol is asking for help identifying two people who ran away from a crash in which a teen was killed and another was critically injured Tuesday.

Troopers responded to Chickasaw Trail near State Road 408 just before 9 p.m. for reports of an accident involving a passenger car and a motorcycle.

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According to FHP, the car, a blue 2018 Chevy Cruze, exited onto Chickasaw Trail from Eastbound SR-408 and ran a red light at the intersection.

Witnesses to the crash told troopers the car hit the motorcycle as it was headed South on Chickasaw Trail, ejecting both riders and lodging the motorcycle under the car.

The 18-year-old man driving the motorcycle was killed. His passenger, a 16-year-old female, was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

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According to FHP, witnesses described seeing two people run from the Chevy Cruz on foot. FHP didn’t provide a description of the two.

An Orange County K9 unit was brought it to try and track the two down, but were unsuccessful.

Troopers say charges are pending against both.

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The Chevy Cruz that was left behind as well as the victim’s motorcycle are in FHP custody.

Lt. Kim Montes with the Highway Patrol said because they have the car involved, they are 50% closer to solving the case. The car was not reported stolen.

They’re asking anyone who can help identify them to call FHP at (407) 737-2214 or call CRIMELINE at 800-423-TIPS (8477).