Drivers reminded to focus on safety after recent deadly crashes around Central Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. — It’s been a busy week for troopers after several deaths and crashes across Central Florida.

In a lot of these crashes, investigators said they do not know who is responsible.

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Troopers said five people died in crashes in the past day and that two of them were hit-and-runs.

The Florida Highway Patrol is asking for help to track down those drivers.


Troopers in Brevard are looking for a hit-and-run driver who killed a cyclist around 9:40 p.m. Friday night.

The deadly crash happened on State Road 520 on the Hubert Humphrey Bridge.

Troopers said the victim was riding his bike on the shoulder of the road when he was hit.

Due to the impact, troopers said he flew off into the Indian River.

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The Coast Guard said he was dead at the scene.

Also in Brevard, a Nissan Altima was going north on Interstate 95, veered off and crashed into a pole.

That person died at the hospital.

Troopers said a Lexus was headed eastbound on 530 when he switched lanes and crashed into another car.

That car then veered off and began overturning.

Troopers said three of the six people inside the car flew out and one died at the scene. The other five went to the hospital.

FHP said none of them were wearing seatbelts.

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Around 12:30 a.m. Saturday morning in Orange County, someone was crossing Orange Blossom Trail at La Quinta Drive in an unmarked crosswalk when they were hit.

Troopers said the 64-year-old victim was dead at the scene.

Investigators are still on the lookout for the driver there.

“Please try to get us a make, model color, any vehicle description you can identify, a bumper sticker, some type of lights, description of the driver any passengers,” said Lt. Kim Montes with Florida Highway Patrol.

The most recent collision happened as someone was crossing U.S. 192 in Osceola County just before 2:30 a.m.

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Troopers said a driver in a Toyota Camry hit a 56-year-old Kissimmee man.

He died and the driver stayed to speak to investigators.

All of these crashes are still under investigation.

Anyone with information on any of the crashes is asked to call the Florida Highway Patrol at 407-737-2213 or Central Florida Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).

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