Late on the evening of December 6, 2021, two fatalities were confirmed in a tragic car crash by the Walt Disney World Resort exit in Orlando, Florida.
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Per a WFTV 9 report regarding the incident:
Two women were killed in a crash on Interstate 4 overnight near the Walt Disney World exit, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Just before 11 p.m. Monday, troopers said two vehicles were traveling westbound on I-4 near mile marker 62.
The article notes that a sedan was driving in the center lane and an SUV was in the right lane of the highway. For reasons that remain unclear at the time of publication, the sedan veered right, and the right side of the car collided with the left rear of the SUV.
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The impact caused the SUV to overturn, ejecting two passengers. These women were identified by authorities as a 54-year-old Riverview, Florida woman and a 59-year-old Wimauma, Florida woman.
Per WFTV, “One woman died at the scene and the other died at Celebration Hospital.”
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At this time, it remains unclear if either of the women involved in the fatal car wreck were Walt Disney World Resort Guests or Cast Members.
Click Orlando reports that neither of the women were wearing seat belts at the time the accident occurred. Their article also notes that two men in the SUV sustained minor injuries and the 28-year-old sedan driver, of Davenport, Florida, also suffered only minor injuries.
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The crash remains under investigation at this time. It is important to note that, although this wreck took place near Walt Disney World Resort’s four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios — it was not officially on Disney property and no Disney officials have commented on the situation.
Stay tuned to ITM for more as this story develops.