Orange County, NC (April 7, 2021) - Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a hit-and-run crash that left one person dead on Tuesday, April 6th. The collision happened just before 9:00 p.m. on Chickasaw Trail near State Road 408.
According to the FHP, a blue Chevy Cruze exited Chickasaw and tried to enter the eastbound lanes of SR 408. The driver failed to stop at a red light and collided with a motorcycle. The motorcycle was traveling southbound on Chickasaw at the time. Both riders were thrown from the bike. The 18-year-old driver was killed while a 16-year-old passenger was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. The driver of the Cruze fled on foot following the crash.
No additional information is available at this time. Anyone with details should call the FHP or Crimeline.
Hit-and-run accidents in Florida take place on a daily basis. According to the most recent statistics, there were about 105,000 reported hit-and-run crashes in our state in 2019. This number accounts for approximately 20% of all reported crashes in Florida. Hit-and-run accidents often leave innocent victims with serious injuries and, in the worst-case scenario, can be fatal.
We would like to offer our condolences to the victim's family following this tragic crash in Orange County.
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