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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

I'm an enthusiastic writer who finds joy in random things like cold weather, snow, "I Love Lucy," "The Andy Griffith Show," journals full of blank paper, countdowns to Christmas, the month of December, "Toy Story," "Sleeping Beauty," my 4 kids, my 4 shih tsus, Disney Parks history, Imagineering and visiting the parks. I think Walt Disney is the standard against which genius should be measured. I love to write about Disney Parks, Disney history, all things Imagineering and PIXAR. I adore the colors, story and art direction of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (Team Make it Blue!), and "Toy Story" is life (minus "Toy Story 4"). I believe Walt Disney was so much more than an entertainment and theme park tycoon; I believe he was a savant with a vision for life and how it could be if happiness and kindness are strived for. I love Biergarten at EPCOT and 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian. You can find me croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room, chillin' on the PeopleMover or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. I'm always looking for Imagineers in the parks, and I'd rather meet Joe Rohde and Tony Baxter than anyone in Hollywood! Hey, if you dream it, you really can do it!