Troopers: 2 motorcyclists die in separate Orange County crashes

The Florida Highway Patrol said it is investigating separate crashes that left two motorcyclists dead in Orange County on Thursday night.

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — The Florida Highway Patrol said it is investigating separate crashes that left two motorcyclists dead in Orange County on Thursday night.

Troopers said the first crash happened around 9:10 p.m. in Edgewood at Hansel Avenue and Mary Jess Road.

The crash involved a car and a motorcycle, troopers said.

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The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

The second crash happened at 9:20 p.m. on Colonial Drive at Avalon Boulevard, troopers said.

Troopers said the crash involved a vehicle and a motorcyclist.

The motorcyclist was taken to a hospital, where they later died.

The westbound lanes of Colonial Drive were shut down due to the crash.

Troopers said the crashes are not connected.

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