Orange County, FL (September 10, 2018) - A fatal crash happened Sunday night on SR-417, near exit 34. Florida Highway Patrol responded to the accident just before 10:00 pm.
According to initial reports, a driver was traveling northbound on a ramp when he lost control of his vehicle. The vehicle veered off the roadway, struck a pole and flipped over into a ditch filled with water. The driver was tended to by emergency medical personnel but later succumbed to their injuries. FHP has not identified the deceased driver at this time.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation by Florida Highway Patrol.
A fatal accident is reported approximately every three hours in Florida. When a single vehicle fatal crash occurs, authorities will undertake a close examination of the crash scene to determine how the crash occurred. The vehicle itself will be looked at, along with any physical indications on site, including tire marks and vehicle equipment. Police will also consider subjective factors such as distraction, drowsiness and impairment. In any fatal car accident, determining the cause is important because it may determine what legal rights the involved parties have.
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