Orange County

FHP investigating fatal crash after driver got out to check on injured deer, troopers say

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that happened Saturday morning in Orange County.

Deputies said the crash occurred near Alafaya Trail and Gemini Boulevard around 2:25 a.m.


According to deputies, the victim was traveling northbound on Alafaya Trail in a 2017 Mitsubishi.

The driver stopped her car in the center lane, activated her hazards and got out to check on a deer that had been hit and was laying in the road.

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Deputies said the driver of a 2013 Hyundai Sonata, traveling northbound on Alafaya, did not see the pedestrian and hit her with the front of the vehicle.

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According to troopers, the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The crash remains under investigation.

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