Articles Tagged with Orange County


Two airboats collided at Wild Florida, a nature park that provides gator encounters, a safari, and Everglade airboat rides, on Monday around 12:15 p.m., injuring 13 people.

The nature park is in Kenansville, close to Orlando, on Lake Cypress.

The cause of the collision is unknown, and the US Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit is leading the investigation. In response to the event, Wild Florida has halted all airboat operations until further notice.


ORANGE COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said one person was killed and two others injured in a crash in Orange County on Sunday night.

WKMG reports the incident happened in the area of State Road 528 and John Young Parkway.  The FHP’s accident report indicated that a driver on John Young Parkway was trying to turn onto the State Road 528 entrance ramp at about 10:50 p.m. when the vehicle entered the median.  It then rotated into the northbound travel lanes and collided with a van and a sedan.

The driver of the first vehicle, a 28-year-old man from Kissimmee, was pronounced dead after being taken to an area hospital.


ORANGE COUNTY, FL – A driver was killed in a car accident in Orange County on Thursday morning, according to WOFL.

Police said a man was driving south in a northbound construction zone on State Road 417 sometime before 4:30 a.m.  The vehicle collided with construction equipment that was on the roadway.

The driver, whose identity was not immediately released, was pronounced dead at the scene.  No one else was believed to have been in the car, and there were no workers at the scene.


ORANGE COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a hit-and-run incident that killed a pedestrian in Orange County, WKMG reports.

The incident happened in the vicinity of 10th Street and Belvedere Road Feb. 5 at about 7 p.m.  The FHP said a man was believed to have been walking north on the west shoulder of 10th Street when he was struck by a southbound vehicle approaching Belvedere Road.

The 47-year-old victim was found on the shoulder by a bicyclist and was pronounced dead after being taken to an area hospital.


ORANGE COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said it is searching for the driver involved in a crash in Orange County that left a motorcyclist dead.

According to WKMG, the incident occurred Thursday morning on State Road 520 near State Road 528 at about 5:20 a.m.  The FHP said the driver of a BMW was headed west in an eastbound lane of State Road 520.

The car struck the front of a motorcycle and the rider was ejected from the bike.  The motorcyclist was declared dead at the scene.


ZELLWOOD, FL – A man was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed in Orange County Saturday afternoon, state troopers said.

WKMG reports the victim was riding south on Round Lane Road near King Avenue in Zellwood when the incident occurred shortly after 1 p.m.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the motorcyclist was unable to negotiate a right-hand curve, went off the roadway and crashed into a tree.


ORANGE COUNTY, FL – A collision between two vehicles on the Florida Turnpike in Orange County early Thursday morning left two men dead, reports WKMG.

The incident happened in the turnpike’s southbound lanes near mile marker 266 in the area of State Road 408 at about 5:44 am.

The Florida Highway Patrol said an FHP marked patrol car responding to a crash and a tow truck were both parked in the inside shoulder with their emergency lights activated.  The tow truck driver was standing outside the vehicle.


ORANGE COUNTY, FL – Five people were injured in a collision in Orange County Saturday morning, reports WKMG.

The Florida Highway Patrol said a sedan and a dump truck crashed on State Road 417 at the John Young Parkway Toll Plaza.

According to the FHP, the man driving the sedan made an improper lane change on SR-417 and entered the path of the dump truck.  The vehicles collided and the truck overturned, hitting a wall barrier, a guardrail and a pole.


ORANGE COUNTY, FL – A woman was struck and killed by a box truck driver in Orange County on Tuesday reports FOX 35. 

Virginia Celli-Olivo, 57, got out of her SUV to rescue a turtle on Curry Ford Road near Sanctuary Point Boulevard. A driver in a box truck struck her and her SUV before speeding away from the scene.

Celli-Olivo was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in the SUV, a friend from Venezuela, was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries.

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