• Driver falls asleep at wheel on John Young Parkway, crashes into car with man, toddler inside

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    ORLANDO, Fla. - Investigators said a driver was going the wrong way in a head-on crash that caused major injuries on John Young Parkway early Friday morning.

    Florida Highway Patrol said the collision happened in the southbound lanes.

    Investigators said the driver going the wrong way was identified as 24-year-old Luisa Fernanda Martinez, of Oviedo. According to the police report, Martinez fell asleep at the wheel, causing the crash.

    She has been cited for careless driving.

    The driver of the other car, Robenson Royal, 27, of Orlando, was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center in critical condition.

    According to the report, Royal had a toddler in the car who suffered serious injuries.

    When crews arrived at the scene, they said both drivers were unconscious after the crash.  Martinez seemed to be somewhat alert after being pulled from her vehicle but Royal had to be cut from his.

    "I was just driving down JYP and I just see headlights coming right at me so I quickly swerve out of the way, and I just hear a big bang behind me," said witness Lemuel Gorion. "And I turn around, and there's just this big accident."

     

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