1 dead, 1 hospitalized after crash that prompted shutdown in St. Cloud, police say – WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

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Brandon Hogan, Digital Editor
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Brandon Hogan, Digital Editor
St. CLOUD, Fla. – A fatal crash in St. Cloud prompted a road closure Friday morning near Florida’s Turnpike, according to police.
The crash occurred around 7:30 a.m. on Old Canoe Creek Road near Zion Drive, police said on social media.
An SUV traveling south on Old Canoe Creek Road sideswiped a sedan being driven in the same direction, what led to the SUV entering oncoming traffic and crashing head-on into a different sedan, police said in a statement. The SUV’s driver is now dead and the driver of the second sedan was hospitalized, according to police.
Old Canoe Creek Road was completely blocked at the intersection, the post states. The shutdown would likely remain for some time as debris is cleared and the investigation continues, police said.
Drivers were advised to take an alternate route — Canoe Creek Road was suggested — and to be extra careful when driving near first responders.
We are working a fatal crash on Old Canoe Creek Rd near Zion Dr with the @stcloudfire. Old Canoe Creek Rd is completely blocked at the intersection, just south of the Florida’s Turnpike. Please use an alternate route, and take extra care when driving near first responders. pic.twitter.com/A5i2YYrapt
This is a developing story.
Note: This map depicts the general area of the crash and not necessarily its exact location.
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Brandon, a UCF grad, joined the ClickOrlando team in November 2021. Before joining News 6, Brandon worked at WDBO.
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