A 25-year-old Orlando man is dead after his motorcycle was struck by a drunk driver on John Young Parkway one recent evening. Orlando police officers investigating the accident say that a 27-year-old Orlando woman faces multiple charges including DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide in connection with the accident. They say that the victim was riding his motorcycle on John Young near the intersection with Oak Ridge Road around 2:50 a.m. when he was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by the Orlando woman. The rider was pronounced dead at the scene from his injuries and officers administering field sobriety tests found that the driver was intoxicated at the time of the accident.
The Orlando Sentinel reports that an unmarked Orange County Sheriff’s unmarked van struck and killed a 44-year-old woman recently. The pedestrian accident occurred around 11 p.m. as the woman crossed North Orange Blossom Trail near Sadler Road, a bit north of Zellwood and south of Mount Dora. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the 30-year-old sheriff’s deputy was reportedly driving northbound in an unmarked Orange County Sheriff’s Office van on North Orange Blossom Trail when he struck the woman with the van.
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