FHP: 1 killed, 1 hurt in traffic crash near Winter Garden

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — Troopers continue to investigate a deadly crash in Lake County.


It happened around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday along Schofield Road, between Winter Garden and Clermont.

Florida Highway Patrol said the crash involved a Nissan Maxima sedan and a Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV.

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Investigators said the collision happened west of Five Mile Road.

FHP released few details about what led up to the crash, but said the man driving the Nissan, 52, of Clermont, died on scene.

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The SUV’s driver, 39, of Orlando, was flown by medical chopper to Orlando Regional Medical Center with serious injuries, according to investigators.

Troopers said the crash, which has caused road block on Schofield Road for several hours, remains under investigation.

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