One dead after crash on Orange Blossom Trail
ORLANDO, Fl. (FOX 35 WOFL) - A BMW burned on Orange Blossom Trail.
Orange County Fire Rescue showed up, but there was nothing they could do to save the man inside.
Suzanne Willis said she saw it all.
"It happened so fast," she said. "It spun and the back of the BMW was what smashed up against the tree. It just exploded. The person didn't have a chance to get out at all."
Highway Patrol says it started just after 3 a.m.
They say the crash involved two cars: the burning BMW and a red Toyota sedan.
The skid marks told the story.
Highway Patrol said where they started was where the BMW hit into the back of the Toyota.
It lost control, speeding toward a nearby car dealership, where it smashed into a tree - knocking it clean in half - then into a fence and cars where the BMW burst into flames.
Troopers say the BMW was speeding when it hit into the back of the Toyota, something Willis remembered well.
"I turned around because it didn't even sound like a car. It was going so fast, it sounded like a plane," she said.
Juan Gonzalez, who works at a nearby hotel, said he heard the blast.
"Like a collision, like a car into another car. Then we heard some pops like something exploded, not very heavy, then we heard another pop which was right after the smoke. Then we saw the flames."
The Toyota driver wasn't hurt.
Willis said the crash was something she'll never forget.
"It was horrible. Really bad. I don't know, I don't want to see anything like that again. It was really bad."
Highway Patrol still hasn't identified the BMW driver, and they haven't said whether he'd been drinking.