ORLANDO, Fla. — A woman who died after being hit by a car and falling from an Interstate 4 overpass following a crash Friday morning in downtown Orlando has been identified, police said.
Police said Michelle Batista, 38, was standing outside her car on I-4 following a crash when another vehicle struck her, causing her to fall off the overpass onto the road below.
Police said the crash happened at about 9:15 a.m. on eastbound I-4 near West Central Boulevard in downtown Orlando. Officers said Batista fell onto North Garland Avenue.
Larry Brinson said he was at the corner of North Garland Avenue and West Central Boulevard when the crash happened.
“I blocked traffic with my vehicle, and then I called 911 and I reassured her that help was on the way,” Brinson said.
Officers said Batista was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where she died.
Ulises Rodriguez said he was leaving a nearby bank when he heard the crash.
“I heard screeching of tires and saw a maroon vehicle slam into the back of another vehicle going about 40 to 50 mph,” Rodriguez said.
The investigation into the crash caused multiple lanes of eastbound I-4 to be closed for hours.
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