1 dead, 2 critically injured after car, OFD vehicle collide in College Park

ORLANDO, Fla. — An Orlando Fire Department Rescue Unit and a car crashed early Friday in College Park.

At about 2:45 a.m., police said a crash happened at the intersection of Edgewater Drive and W. Smith Street.

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Officers said there were three people in the car. One person died at the scene and the others were taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

The firefighters involved in the crash were taken to a hospital for evaluation, but no serious injuries were reported, police said.

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Police said the fire rescue vehicle left the roadway and crashed into a building at 2300 Edgewater Drive. There was also damage to an electrical pole at the intersection.

Investigators said there is no obvious structural damage to the building at this time.

The intersection has since reopened.

People who frequent the area say the intersection is known to be dangerous.

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“While I’m outside, I can see the traffic flow at the intersection here,” one driver explained. “I am surprised that there are not more collisions occurring.”

Police haven’t yet determined what caused the crash.


Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.

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