ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A wrong-way driver on State Road 528 caused a head-on crash that killed a Winter Springs man early Tuesday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Troopers said a 31-year-old Orlando man was driving westbound in the eastbound lanes of the 528 near State Road 417 around 1:20 a.m. Tuesday when he crashed head-on into a Chevy van driven by 31-year-old Christopher Canela, of Winter Springs.
Canela died on scene, and the wrong-way driver was transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center with serious injuries, troopers said.
FHP said a blood alcohol sample was taken from the wrong-way driver, and that charges are pending toxicology results. They said the crash remains under investigation.
The crash had all lanes of eastbound State Road 528 closed for more than four hours. The road reopened around 5:45 a.m.
This is a developing story. Watch Eyewitness News at noon for the latest updates.
7:35am UPDATE: @FHPOrlando says a wrong way driver was involved in this crash on the 528 near Narcoossee Rd. Driver hit by wrong way driver died in the crash. Toxicology results pending for wrong way driver. He survived. @WFTV @SAckermanWFTV pic.twitter.com/EVl2Kdujfb— Racquel Asa (@RAsaWFTV) January 29, 2019
BREAKING 528: fatal crash on the 528 Eastbound at Narcoossee Rd. 528 Eastbound is closed headed to @BrevardCo_FL.— Racquel Asa (@RAsaWFTV) January 29, 2019
ALTERNATE: Here are two alternate routes to get around the closure. @SAckermanWFTV is live on the scene talking to @FHPOrlando about the crash. @WFTV pic.twitter.com/WtzSqeG7m3
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