Fatal crashes this morning claim at least two lives in Orange, Osceola counties

Separate accidents that tied up roads in Orange and Osceola counties this morning resulted in the deaths of at least two motorists.

The first accident took place in in the westbound lanes of State Road 528 in Orange County around 8:45 a.m. this morning. According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, a dump truck was hauling gravel and traveling westbound in the center lane of the highway. A 2020 Porche SUV being driven by a 36-year-old woman from Winter Park was also traveling westbound in the right lane of the highway.

For unknown reasons, the dump truck traveled into the right lane and struck the left side of the Porche before leaving the roadway, striking a pole, and overturning. The driver of the dump truck, a 26-year-old man from Kissimmee, was killed on the scene. The driver of the Porche drove herself to the hospital with minor injuries.

The second crash took place near the intersection of U.S. 192 and Arthur J. Gallagher Boulevard. According to police, that accident involves a semi-truck and a vehicle and has claimed the life of at least one person.

Most Popular

Orlando Police Chief says hysteria during Lake Eola fireworks spurred by news coverage of Highland Park

The Orlando Police Department is asking the public for any information or video of the mass hysteria during Monday's Lake Eola fireworks show, which the chief believes escalated due to news coverage of the Highland Park shooting earlier in the day.

81-year-old missing Orlando man found in retention pond

An 81-year-old man who had been reported missing last week was found and saved by local police while he was laying in a retention pond.

CAVA replacing three Zoës Kitchen restaurants in Central Florida

A Mediterranean brand with locations across nearly two dozen states will look to expand its brand in Central Florida for the first time.

St. Cloud man receives 21-month sentence for modifying pistol, creating short-barreled rifle

A 28-year-old St. Cloud man was sentenced to 21 months in prison for possessing a short-barreled rifle.

42-year-old Kissimmee man missing since Sunday

The Osceola County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for help to locate a 42-year-old Kissimmee man who has been missing since Sunday.

23-year-old man killed in fatal Orange County crash

A 23-year-old Christmas man was killed after he was ejected from his vehicle during a fatal accident in Orange County.
Orlando
scattered clouds
77.6 ° F
80.1 °
74.9 °
90 %
2.2mph
31 %
Thu
93 °
Fri
94 °
Sat
95 °
Sun
94 °
Mon
87 °