Orange County

WATCH: Video shows Jeep plummet from I-4 overpass in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. — At least one person was injured after a car crashed on Interstate 4 and fell onto the roadway below in downtown Orlando, police said.

The crash happened early Monday morning.

The owner of a nearby business shared surveillance video with Eyewitness News that shows the Jeep crash down onto Kaley Street below I-4.

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According to the police report, a 2010 Chevrolet was heading northbound at a high rate of speed, going in and out of lanes as if possibly racing.

The driver of the Chevrolet then hit a 2004 Jeep and a 2016 Ford, both heading northbound. This caused the Jeep to veer onto the breakdown lane, striking the concrete wall then eventually flip over the wall, falling off the overpass, according to police.

The driver was ejected and suffered severe injuries and transported to the hospital.

Due to conflicting statements from those involved, fault could not be determined, according to police.

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Traffic was forced off I-4 eastbound near John Young Parkway and State Road 408 for several hours.

Orlando police later reopened two lanes on I-4 eastbound and the Michigan on-ramp.

“It was crazy, “ a witness said. “The sparks were flying about 20 feet up in the air. That’s the first thing I saw. Until it got half way then you can see the Jeep rising above the guard rail and you knew it was coming over.”

Officers said one person was seriously injured and taken to the hospital.

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“I thought he’d have a broken neck or something, but the guy literally tried to get up. He landed on his back. Craziest thing,” an eyewitness told Channel 9.

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Katlyn Brieskorn,

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.