FHP: 2 dead after crash involving dump truck in Orange County


ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Troopers said a Toyota Corolla was traveling southbound on SR-417 in the right turn lane behind a Ford Maverick pickup truck.

FHP said the Corolla’s driver failed to slow and attempted to swerve to avoid a collision but struck the rear of the truck.

Investigators said the Corolla then became disabled in the inside center lane.

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A Mack dump truck was traveling southbound on SR-417 in that same lane, according to FHP.

The driver was unable to stop before colliding with the rear of the Corolla, according to troopers, and both vehicles then struck the outside guardrail.

FHP said the Toyota’s driver and passenger were transported to Celebration ER, but both men died.

There were no other injuries reported.

The crash remains under investigation.

Original story:

A crash along State Road 417 in Orange County has claimed two lives, the Florida Highway Patrol said Friday morning.

Troopers said the crash happened shortly before 5 a.m. to the area of mile marker 6, not far from the Orange-Osceola County line.


Investigators said the crash involved two vehicles and a dump truck.

Two people who were rushed to a hospital did not survive, FHP said.

As of 6:20 a.m., southbound lanes of SR-417 were blocked as troopers conducted a crash investigation.

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FHP did not give an estimated time when the roadway would reopen and asked motorists to seek alternates routes.

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