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Fatal Rear-End Collision on Colonial Drive in Orlovista, Florida

December 13, 2021

ORLOVISTA, FLORIDA - According to a news story published on, a woman has been tragically killed in a rear-end collision.*

The Florida Highway Patrol reported that a man has been apprehended and arrested for causing and fleeing from a deadly rear-end collision in Orange County, Florida.  The accident happened last Friday morning.  

According to the accident report, the crash transpired in the area of Colonial Drive and Hastings Street in Orlovista, Florida.  Florida Highway Patrol troopers stated that the accident was reported at around four in the morning. 

Law enforcement officials stated that a 55-year-old man from Port St. Lucie was speeding while heading eastbound on Colonial Drive and was traveling behind another motor vehicle when s man failed to reduce his speed and struck the back of the victim's car.  According to Florida Highway Patrol, a woman was transported to a local area hospital, where she tragically passed away. 

The Florida Highway Patrol reported that troopers discovered the hit-and-run driver fled his car after the collision when an eyewitness reported to law enforcement authorities which direction the suspect took off.  The witness' statement helped the officers locate the man.  Troopers said that he now faces criminal charges of leaving the fatal accident scene and vehicular homicide.  The accident is currently under investigation.

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