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Two motorists killed as SUV leaves the road, rolls into pond near Magic Kingdom

A terrible accident has claimed the lives of two in central Florida near Disney World. Both were killed in an accident on Tuesday morning, December 21, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

According to Florida Highway Patrol troopers, the accident took place near the junction of U. S. 192 and World Drive near Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort at around 2:45 a.m. yesterday morning.

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Florida Highway Patrol officers say that a sports utility vehicle overturned into a pond near Disney World. According to officers, two individuals were on board the SUV when it overturned into the water. There was no roadblock at the area where the vehicle overturned into the pond.

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According to the officers, the incident was the result of the driver of the SUV failing to stay with and follow the curve of the road. This failure, according to the Florida Highway Patrol, is what led to the vehicle rolling over away from the roadway and into the body of water.

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One motorist died at the scene of the car accident, and the second motorist died at Celebration Hospital after being transported by ambulance. Florida Highway Patrol officers have identified the motorists as a man from Valrico, Florida, who was 25 years old, and a 28-year-old female from Louisiana.

It’s unclear which victim was behind the wheel of the SUV when the accident took place. The investigation is still ongoing.

Only 2 weeks ago, on the evening of December 6, two Florida residents were killed in a car accident when, per Florida Highway Patrol officers, two different vehicles, a sedan and an SUV, were traveling westbound on Interstate 4 near mile marker number 62, which is the Celebration/Walt Disney World Resort exit.

When the sedan suddenly veered to the right, it struck the left rear section of the SUV in the next lane, causing the SUV to roll over and eject both passengers. Sadly, both lost their lives in the tragic accident.

Our sincerest condolences go out to the families of these individuals who lost their lives in this tragic accident.

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!