• Car wedged under tractor-trailer in fatal Orlando crash


    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - One person was killed after a car was pinned underneath a tractor-trailer Monday morning near Pine Hills, Orlando police said.

    Police said the car crashed into the back of the tractor-trailer, leaving another person critically injured.

    The crash happened on Colonial Drive, and the roadway was shut down from Mercy Drive to Fairvilla Road. The road, shut down for around 6 hours, has since reopened.

    Police said there was a minor crash due to the driver watching the scene, and warned others to keep an eye on the road.

    "Pay attention to the road and the vehicles around you. Do not pay attention to the crash or the officers, because you will end up get into a crash yourself," said Sgt. Diego Toruno of the Orlando Police Department.

    Witnesses said there were two women in the car, however, police would not confirm that.

    "It struck me because I saw it on the news before I left the house," witness George Williams said. "I don't see no skid marks where she tried to stop."

    Police said they don't know why the driver of the car did not stop.

    "It appears he was stopped either for traffic or for a stop light and the vehicle rear ended the trailer," said Toruno.

    Police said they will take a look at surveillance video from a nearby business to see if it offers any clues to what might have caused the accident.

    The names of those involved in the crash were not released.


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