Pedestrian dead after hit-and-run crash on Lake Underhill Road, troopers say

A pedestrian is dead after a hit-and-run crash in Orange County Friday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The crash happened near Lake Underhill and Dean roads about 7:15 p.m., said highway patrol Trooper Steven Montiero. The pedestrian,...

Pedestrian dead after hit-and-run crash on Lake Underhill Road, troopers say

A pedestrian is dead after a hit-and-run crash in Orange County Friday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. 

The crash happened near Lake Underhill and Dean roads about 7:15 p.m., said highway patrol Trooper Steven Montiero. 

The pedestrian, who hasn’t been identified, was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center where they died, Montiero said. 

The driver initially fled the scene of the crash but later returned.

The intersection is east of State Road 417 and south of State Road 408. 

No other details were immediately available. 

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Plans are in the works to extend state road 408 and insert toll lanes on state road 50, leading into east Orange County.

Plans are in the works to extend state road 408 and insert toll lanes on state road 50, leading into east Orange County.

Plans are in the works to extend state road 408 and insert toll lanes on state road 50, leading into east Orange County.

Plans are in the works to extend state road 408 and insert toll lanes on state road 50, leading into east Orange County.

As SunRail officials struggle with uncertainties over when to apply for an essential and already delayed federal grant or when the southern expansion into Osceola County will be complete, one matter is abundantly clear but not talked about much: the cost of collecting fares from riders – arising from ticketing machines, armored cars, staff and other expenses – is greater than the revenue brought in by fares.

As SunRail officials struggle with uncertainties over when to apply for an essential and already delayed federal grant or when the southern expansion into Osceola County will be complete, one matter is abundantly clear but not talked about much: the cost of collecting fares from riders – arising from ticketing machines, armored cars, staff and other expenses – is greater than the revenue brought in by fares.

The Department of Transportation held a meeting to discuss the Interstate 4 Ultimate project as work ramps up in the Altamonte Springs area. 

The Department of Transportation held a meeting to discuss the Interstate 4 Ultimate project as work ramps up in the Altamonte Springs area. 

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The Central Florida Expressway Authority has voted not to increase tolls 15-percent.

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