College Park Car Crash Kills 24-Year-Old Apopka Resident
According to preliminary investigations from the Orlando Police Department, one person was killed and two others were severely injured Friday morning after they were involved in a two-vehicle collision with an Orlando Fire Department emergency rescue vehicle on Edgewater Drive.
Early accident reports from detectives with the Traffic Homicide Unit of the Orlando Police Department indicate that it was approximately 2:45 a.m. on July 9, 2021, when 24-year-old Apopka resident Kameron Payne and two other individuals were travelling in a 2018 Kia Sorrento towards the intersection of Edgewater Drive and West Smith Street in the affluent College Park neighborhood of Orlando. As the four-door sedan quickly approached the busy segment of street, it violently crashed into the driver’s side of an Orlando Fire Department emergency rescue truck. The force of impact from this t-bone collision was so intense that it caused the OFD vehicle to veer off the roadway and into the glass storefront of Macbeth Studio on Edgewater Drive.
Although on-duty Orange County emergency responders rushed to the scene of the accident and arrived there within a matter of minutes, the 24-year-old victim was unable to survive the severity of their injuries and they passed away at the crash site. The two other occupants of the Kia Sorrento were assessed and transported to a nearby hospital in critical, yet stable condition. Orlando Fire Department personnel were also treated for minor injuries at a local medical facility.
It is unclear at this time if any charges will be filed in this case, however, authorities currently believe that speed probably played a role in the fatal collision, with one witness stating that this specific area is notoriously congested with cars. “While I’m outside, I can see the traffic flow at the intersection here. I am surprised that there are not more collisions occurring,” they said.
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