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Valentina Martinez, 20, and Antonio Mesa, 18, die in seven-vehicle collision on the Florida Turnpike near Howey in the Hills, Florida

Modified Date: 
Mon, 03/20/2017 - 7:40pm
Accident Date: 
Sunday, March 19, 2017

Troopers: 2 die in crash on Florida's Turnpike

Troopers say a seven-vehicle crash on Florida's Turnpike has left two people dead.

The Florida Highway Patrol identified the victims in Sunday evening's crash as a 20-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man who were traveling in the same vehicle. Authorities initially had said four people died in the crash northwest of Orlando near Howey in the Hills. They sent a news release later Monday correcting the number to two.

FHP: 2 killed, 3 seriously injured in 7-vehicle Turnpike crash

Two passengers in the Sonata, Valentina Martinez, 20, and Antonio Mesa, 18, were killed in the crash, FHP said.

The 19-year-old driver and an 18-year-old passenger in the Sonata were seriously injured in the crash, troopers said. 

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Valentina Martinez
Antonio Mesa
Bilal Ead

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