Orange County

Eastbound I-4 reopens 12 hours after being closed for death investigation near downtown Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. — Update:

Eastbound lanes of Interstate 4 reopened Friday morning -- more than 12 hours after they were closed for a death investigation.

“The roadway is now open,” Orlando police tweeted. “Thank you to the community for your patience.”

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Channel 9 expects to receive an update from police on the investigation sometime Friday.

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Earlier story:

A section of Interstate 4 near downtown Orlando is shut down for a death investigation.


All eastbound lanes of I-4 are closed at John Young Parkway.

Drivers are able to use the I-4 Express Lanes in the area to help get around the shutdown.

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Traffic is building south of downtown Orlando as other drivers are maneuvering through alternates to get back on the highway.

As of 5 a.m. it is unclear when the eastbound lanes of I-4 will be reopened.

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A source with Orlando Police Department has confirmed there is an ongoing death investigation.

Channel 9 is working to gather more information and will provide updates on Eyewitness News.

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Jason Kelly

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Jason Kelly joined WFTV in 2014.