Second person dies of injuries in street racing crash in Orange County, FHP says

A second person involved in an Orange County crash caused by two street racing cars has died of their injuries, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Officials said a 23-year-old woman, who was taken to hospital in critical condition after the April 2 crash, died early Wednesday morning. The FHP initially reported that the crash took place in Osceola County, but clarified that the stretch of road where it occurred was in fact in Orange County.

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Troopers said a Dodge Charger and Kia Optima were racing on the US 192 when the 19-year-old Davenport man driving the Charger failed to slow down and struck the back of a Toyota RAV4 .

The Charger then pulled off the road and struck a sign while the RAV4 entered the median and struck a sign. The Optima was hit by debris from the crash, but the FHP said the 17-year-old Loughman boy who was driving was not injured.

Soldiers say a man driving a Dodge Charger was street racing before causing an accident that killed an 11-year-old girl on April 2, 2021. (Florida Highway Patrol)

Troopers said the man behind the wheel of the Charger sustained minor injuries while his 19-year-old passenger was not injured at all.

The 23-year-old was in the RAV4 as a passenger with an 11-year-old passenger who died at an area hospital after the crash. According to the report, the 11-year-old girl was not wearing a seat belt at the time. The 35-year-old woman from Leesburg who drove the RAV4 was taken to hospital after the crash in serious condition.

The accident is still under investigation and charges are pending.

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