Orange County accident turns fatal firefighters leave scene

A seemingly minor accident in Orange County turned fatal this morning after emergency units left the scene and returned to find a vehicle fire and a deceased individual.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, at around 12:32 a.m. early Tuesday morning, a 2016 Scion FR-S traveling within the Misty Oak Apartments exited the complex and, after making a left turn, slid off the paved roadway.

Video surveillance observed by FHP officials showed that over the coming hours, the driver unsuccessfully attempted to free his vehicle from a ditch.

At 5:14 am, the Orange County Fire Rescue was notified of the incident and responded to the scene. According to officials, OCFD evaluated the driver and he was not injured.

After their visit, OCFD notified FHP at 5:17 a.m.

Video shows that the car began to catch fire at 6:39 a.m.

When the FHP trooper arrived on the scene at 6:48 a.m., the car was completely engulfed in flames. According to officials, troopers are still attempting to locate the registered owner and family of the registered owner.

A positive identification is pending from the medical examiner, as is a cause of death, according to the FHP report.

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