FHP: 4 dead, including 5-year-old girl, after SUV crashes into tree in Lake County
LAKE COUNTY, Fla. - Four people, including a child, are dead following a single-vehicle crash in Lake County Wednesday, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Troopers said the crash happened shortly after midnight on County Road 561 near Florida Boys Ranch Road.
In a news release, authorities said a 24-year-old Orlando man was driving a 2008 Dodge Durango southbound on CR-561 and crashed while going around a curve.
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The SUV ran off the road into a grass shoulder where it collided with a large tree, according to troopers.
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The driver and three passengers – a 5-year-old Clermont girl, 48-year-old Orlando man, and a 23-year-old Orlando woman – died at the scene.
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Troopers said no one was wearing a seat belt.
Authorities have shut down CR-561 from Lake Nellie Road to Florida Boys Ranch Road as troopers investigate the crash.