FHP: One killed, one hurt in wrong-way crash in Orange County

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — One person died early Wednesday following a two-vehicle crash in east Orange County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.


Troopers responded to Goldenrod Road and Sun Vista Way shortly after 1 a.m.

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Investigators determined that the crash happened because the driver of a pickup truck was traveling on the wrong side of the road.

Troopers said a Toyota Tacoma, driven by a 75-year-old Orlando man, was heading southbound on the northbound inside lane of Goldenrod Road.

The truck collided head-on with a Toyota Highlander SUV that was traveling northbound on Goldenrod.

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The driver of the pickup was rushed to nearby AdventHealth East Orlando hospital but did not survive, FHP said.

The driver of the SUV, a 35-year-old man from Orlando, was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

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Troopers did not release the names of those involved and said the crash remains under investigation.

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