2 dead, 1 seriously injured after head-on crash in Orlando, FHP says
ORLANDO, Fla. - A fatal crash occurred at Curry Ford Road and Econlockhatchee Trail on Monday morning.
The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) said that two vehicles were involved in the head-on crash. Two people in one car have died and the driver of the other vehicle has been trauma alerted to the Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC).
They said that an 18-year-old driver was going southbound on Econlockhatchee Trail while a second vehicle, driven by a 30-year-old man, was traveling northbound. The 18-year-old's vehicle entered the northbound lanes, striking the other vehicle head-on.
The 18-year-old driver reportedly suffered serious injuries while his passenger, also 18-years-old, died after being transported to a hospital. The driver of the other vehicle also passed at the hospital.
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FHP said that Econlockhatchee Trail is closed in both directions as they investigate. Alternative routes, like Goldenrod Road or Chickasaw Trail and Lake Underhill, are advised.
Charges are pending against the 18-year-old driver, FHP said.
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EDITORS NOTE: The Florida Highway Patrol originally reported that the crash was fatal but later corrected themselves, saying that there are no deaths involved in this crash. However, after this, they corrected themselves a second time, saying that there were actually two deaths involved in this crash.