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Police: Person dies after being hit by vehicle on Colonial Drive in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. — Orlando police said a pedestrian died early Thursday after being struck by a vehicle along West Colonial Drive.

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Officers responded to the crash near the intersection of John Young around 6:30 a.m.

Investigators did not release many details about the crash but said the person hit was trying to cross State Road 50 at the time.

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They were rushed to a hospital where they later died.

Drone 9 monitored traffic in the area as police shut down the westbound lanes of Colonial Drive for several hours.

The road reopened late Thursday morning.

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The crash remains under investigation, according to Orlando Police Department.

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