Deadly crash shuts down Colonial Drive near downtown Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. — Police say a crash along Colonial Drive near downtown Orlando turned deadly Thursday morning.


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Officers responded to the crash near Shine Avenue shortly after 3 a.m.

Police shut down Colonial Drive in both directions between Mills Avenue and Shine Avenue while officers investigated the crash.

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Officers said the crash involved a single vehicle.

One of the two people inside was rushed to Orlando Regional Medical Center but did not survive, police said.

OPD has not said whether the other occupant was hurt.

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As of 7:30 a.m., this stretch of Colonial drive remained closed.

WFTV traffic anchor Alexa Lorenzo has been monitoring the crash all morning long. Watch her live updates and get alternate routes on Eyewitness News This Morning.

Police did not give an estimate when they would reopen the roadway.

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Matt Reeser

Matt Reeser, WFTV.com

Matt Reeser joined WFTV in 1998 as a news photographer and has worked for television stations in Kentucky and West Virginia.