Devastating car accident at Disney World exit claims the lives of two

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Two Florida residents lost their lives in a tragic two-vehicle car accident in central Florida near the exit for Walt Disney World off Interstate 4, according to the Florida Highway Patrol via WFTV 9.

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Late in the evening on Monday, December 6, just before 11:00 p.m. local time, per Florida Highway Patrol officers, two different vehicles, a sedan and an SUV, were traveling in a westbound direction on Interstate 4 near mile marker number 62, which is the Celebration/Walt Disney World Resort exit.

Credit: Becky Burkett

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For reasons unknown at this time, the sedan veered to the right, causing the passenger side of the sedan to strike the left rear section of the SUV.

It was at this time that the SUV rolled over and ejected the two female passengers inside the vehicle, a 54-year-old woman from Riverview, Florida, and a 59-year-old woman from Wimauma, Florida.

Rescue crews arrived to the scene of the tragedy shortly thereafter, but sadly, one of the passengers involved in the car accident passed away at the scene of the deadly crash, and the other passenger passed away at AdventHealth Celebration Hospital.

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At the time of this publication, it’s unclear whether the other vehicle’s driver was alone or if there was a passenger in the vehicle as well. It is also unclear whether anyone in the other vehicle sustained an injury in the fatal car accident.

It is also unclear whether traffic issues or alcohol played any role in the deadly crash. The crash remains under police investigation.

Any news of this kind is very hard to read, and it’s even more difficult to read during the holiday season when friends and family gather together, and loss can feel even more devastating. Our sincerest condolences and sympathies go out to the families affected by this tragic loss, and to all who’ve lost a family member recently.

About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!