Man Arrested in Connection to Deadly High-Speed Crash in Orlando
On Tuesday, November 1, 2022, the Orlando Police Department arrested a 32-year-old man on charges of vehicular homicide for his connection to a fatal high-speed collision last November that claimed the life of a pickup truck driver.
Almost a year to the exact day, the family and friends of 57-year-old John Richardson can hopefully start the healing process after the person authorities believe to be responsible for their loved one’s death was taken into custody earlier this week.
According to case reports from the initial incident that occurred on November 8, 2021, Orlando Police Department officers and troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol were dispatched to State Road 408 near South Crystal Lake Drive shortly before 2 a.m. in response to a serious rear-end collision involving a pickup truck and a luxury sedan. Witnesses to the accident combined with statements from the suspect himself indicate that 57-year-old John Richardson was driving a blue pickup along the eastern lanes of S.R. 408 when 32-year-old Omaykan Guler approached the truck from behind in a white Porsche hatchback at a high rate of speed. The Porsche struck the rear-end of the pickup truck and both vehicles were propelled into the concrete safety barrier within the highway’s median.
Large pieces of debris from the crash caused problems for the drivers of a silver Dodge SUV and white Volvo semi-truck, although this was just damage to the body of the vehicles and not the individual drivers.
The 32-year-old driver of the Porsche was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, however, 57-year-old John Richardson was severely injured during the accident and passed away at the scene.
After an in-depth investigation, Orlando officials stated that Guler was driving close to 150 MPH when he crashed into the victim’s truck. He said that the pickup was stopped in the middle of the road and that the crash was unavoidable, but these claims have since been proven false by the police.
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Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.