Crash off Silver Star Road leaves two dead

Florida Highway Patrol reports an Apopka driver and an Orlando man were in a car that hit a tree on Lake Stanley Road.

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  • | 9:48 a.m. December 12, 2015
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OCOEE  A car careened off Lake Stanley Road around 9:40 p.m. Dec. 11 in the Ocoee area, leading to the death of its two occupants, according to Florida Highway Patrol reports.

The driver -- Robert Hollis, 64, of Apopka -- lost control for an unknown reason while traveling northbound from Silver Star Road. His four-door car struck a tree with its left side, killing him at the scene and his passenger, Mahindra Hiralal, a 42-year-old Orlando man who died at Health Central Hospital.

Troopers are still investigating this crash. They have not determined whether intoxication was involved, but both occupants were wearing seat belts.

Contact Zak Kerr at [email protected].