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One Dies in Fiery Orange County Crash

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on June 11, 2018

A collision that took place between a vehicle and a building in Orange County resulted the death of one person, according to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol. This same government body began the initial investigating into the incident and the early reports did not make it immediately clear just what occurred to cause the fatal, single-car collision.

It seems that it was on the night of Saturday, June 2nd, that an SUV being driven down the northern lanes of Kirkman Road suddenly departed from the roadway. The area where this happened is located close to the intersection of Kirkman Road and Washington Street, although it is clear that the crash happened before the car reached the actual intersection.

The reason as to why the driver of the SUV lost control are not currently known, and it is likely that uncovering this truth lies at the forefront of the investigation. We know only that, as the driver of the car was unable to regain control of the vehicle, it crashed into a tree located somewhere beside the roadway. The force of the collision resulted in a sudden fire, and the car was quickly in the process of being completely consumed by roaring flames.

The fire jumped from the car to a building located nearby, and before firefighters working within Orange County were able to extinguish the flames they had consumed both the car and one-fourth of the building. The owner of the building, which was being used as a business, subsequently released a statement saying there were no individuals inside of the structure at the time of the collision and fire.

The individual inside of the car was declared dead at the scene, although it is not clear if they were alive when the firefighters and paramedics initially reached them or if they succumbed to the severe injuries they sustained sometime after the rescue crews arrived.

At the time of this writing, it is believed that the investigation into what caused the incident will be helmed by members of the State Fire Marshal’s Office rather than the detectives working with the Florida Highway Patrol or any members of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

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