OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — An illegal passing attempt led to a crash in Osceola County Sunday night that left one person dead and sent four others to the hospital, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Troopers were called to the intersection of South Orange Blossom Trail at Sundown Drive in Davenport just after 10 p.m. Sunday for reports of a crash involving two vehicles with multiple people injured.
According to FHP, a 2019 Chrysler Sebring being driven by a 26-year-old man from Lakeland was headed northbound on Orange Blossom Trail approaching Sundown Drive when the driver attempted to pass another car in a no-passing zone.
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Troopers say the Sebring entered the southbound lanes of Orange Blossom Trail, directly in the path of a 2022 Toyota Corolla being driven by a 30-year-old man from Kissimmee.
According to FHP crash investigators, the Sebring driver attempted to reenter the northbound lanes but lost control and collided nearly head-on with the Corolla before spinning off the roadway.
The Corolla eventually came to a rest on the southbound shoulder.
Both drivers and two passengers in the Sebring were taken to Osceola Regional Hospital with injuries described as serious, but not life-threatening.
A third passenger in the Sebring, identified only as a 26-year-old woman from Lakeland, was pronounced dead at the crash scene.
The crash remains under investigation.
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