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Yanelys Ortiz Involved In Orange County Fatal Crash

ORANGE COUNTY, Florida – The Florida Highway Patrol reported that an Orlando, Florida man died as a result of injuries he sustained in a crash that occurred on Colonial Drive (State Road 50) at 8:20 p.m. on Friday near Bithlo, Florida.

49-year-old Peter Perez of Orlando, Florida was driving a 1996 Nissan westbound on Colonial Drive in the left turn lane. Meanwhile, 21-year-old Yanelys Ortiz of Titusville, Florida was driving a 2015 Kia eastbound on Colonial Drive in the outside lane.

According to FHP, Perez attempted to make a left turn to travel south onto 3rd street but turned into the direct path of the oncoming Kia. That’s when the front of the Nissan struck the right side of the Kia. Perez was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Ortiz and her passenger, 29-year-old Eric Cardona of Titusville, suffered minor injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

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