Driver dead after being shot at multiple times on SR-408, later crashes into tree, Orlando police say

Orlando police said a man is dead after he was reportedly shot at while driving on SR-408 on Thursday afternoon, and later crashed into a tree near downtown Orlando. 

The Orlando Police Department said a man in his 40s was driving westbound on SR-408 around 2:25 p.m. when his vehicle was shot at and "struck multiple times" near Bumby Ave. The man exited the freeway at Mills Avenue and crashed into a tree, police said.

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The man was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Shortly before 4 p.m., officials closed westbound SR-408 at Crystal Lake Drive and westbound South Street at Bumby Avenue, due to an investigation. All roads re-opened about an hour and a half later, according to police. 

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No other details were immediately released.