Body found in burning car following crash in Orange County

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Troopers are investigating after a body was found in a burning car, following a crash in Orange County.


The Florida Highway Patrol said video from the Misty Oak Apartments showed the crash originally occurred just after 12:30 a.m.

Troopers said the video shows a 2016 Scion FR-S traveling within the apartment complex and after making a left turn, the car slides off the paved roadway.

Over the next few hours, troopers said the driver attempted to free his vehicle from a ditch but was unsuccessful.

Just before 5:15 a.m., Orange County Fire Rescue was notified of the crash and responded to the scene.

Firefighters said the car was minimally damaged and the driver did not appear to be injured.

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Video shows the car catching fire just after 6:30 a.m., according to troopers.

About 10 minutes later, a trooper arrived at the scene to find the car on fire and the man dead inside.

Firefighters were able to put out the fire.

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The State Fire Marshal’s office will investigate the fire.

Troopers said they are still trying to locate the car’s owner.

The person’s identity has not been released at this time.

See a map of the scene below.

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.