Winter Springs man killed in crash with wrong-way driver on SR-528, FHP says

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.

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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.