OCOEE Multiple local organizations are investigating a crash involving a Winter Garden Police Department vehicle from about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 15, near West Colonial Drive and Good Homes Road.
Winter Garden Police Officer Cody Hudson, 24, was trying to stop a suspect SUV possibly connected to a home invasion suspect who fled from a residence in Ocoee, according to Florida Highway Patrol reports.
While the unknown suspect drove the SUV east on West Colonial Drive with Hudson in pursuit, Anthony McGowan, 47, of Orlando, was traveling north on Good Homes Road and Fodieu Mesadieu, 63, of Apopka, was heading south on Good Homes Road.
The SUV driver ran the red light and hit the left side of McGowan's car, and then Mesadieu's vehicle struck the left side of Hudson's police car.
Three males proceeded to flee on foot from the SUV, which contained guns and drugs. Charges are pending against these suspects, and the investigation remains open.
McGowan received transport to Orlando Regional Medical Center for serious injuries; Mesadieu and Hudson did not show signs of injury. All three were wearing seat belts.
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