Safety improvements coming to Orange County intersection where 5 people were killed

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — It’s been more than a year since two mothers and three young children were killed in a crash at an intersection some drivers have called dangerous.

>>> STREAM CHANNEL 9 EYEWITNESS NEWS LIVE <<<

Now, safety changes are being made to try to prevent another crash.

Emergency responders described the scene of the accident in 2021 on Clarcona Ocoee Road and Gaymar Drive as the worst crash they’d ever seen. The driver responsible for the crash was arrested in March.

READ: Troopers need help solving early morning hit-and-run in Osceola County

Five people died in the crash. Immediately after, loved ones were calling for change at that intersection.

Orange County’s Public Works added a traffic signal, pavement markings showing the speed limit and speed feedback signs.

READ: Wrong-way detection systems heading to I-4 express lanes

The team did a full study, analyzing all traffic volume and crash data. Once they saw a signal was needed, they designed it and constructed it using concrete poles instead of steel ones that take much longer to install.

READ: Brightline taking steps to help prevent train collisions

Click here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, click here to download the WFTV Now app for your smart TV and click here to stream Channel 9 Eyewitness News live.

Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.