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December 8, 2017

A horrific accident in Orlando last Tuesday has resulted in the death of three individuals, one of whom is believed to be a child. According to a spokesperson for the Orlando Police Department, Sgt. Bernal, an Orlando Police Department deputy was on routine patrol near Colonial Drive and Silverton Street when they were alarmed by an extremely loud crashing sound. The official report states that the officer heard the crash close to 9:30 in the morning.

The deputy rushed to the source of the sound and found that, almost directly across the street, a car had violently collided with a tree on Pete Parrish Boulevard. By the time the officer arrived at the car, only moments after the collision, it was already being consumed by a raging fire. The officer radioed for backup, and as a result a second officer was at the scene within minutes. It was apparent that there was at least one person still inside of the vehicle at this time, and the two officers attempted to remove this person from the wreck, but the combination of heat and violet fire prevented them from reaching the occupant.

Investigation results so far indicate that there were three people in the car at the time of the crash. It is believed that two of the car’s occupants were ejected from the vehicle when it collided with the tree. The third person died in the subsequent fire. One of these individuals was a child, although the report did not specify the child’s age.

At this point, Orlando police are looking for anyone who may have seen the accident as it occurred as well as any surveillance footage that may have captured the car in the final moments before the crash. As of yet, the reasons behind this tragedy are unknown. What happened inside of the vehicle to make the driver lose control, or was there some sort of source external to the car that caused the driver to leave the road?

Sgt. Bernal concluded the statement by saying it will likely take some time before the police are able to fully piece the story together.

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