Passenger dies in Ocoee crash

The accident happened early Thursday morning on Wurst Road.

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The Ocoee Police Department responded to an early-morning crash on Wurst Road at Jamela Drive in Ocoee Thursday, May 5.

The single-vehicle traffic crash occurred at around 1:30 a.m.

The driver, who was not named, was traveling westbound on Wurst Road when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a power pole and storage building wall. Police said the driver sustained severe injuries in the crash and was transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center. According to police, the passenger, also unnamed, died at Health Central Hospital – Orlando Health.

The Ocoee Police Traffic Homicide Unit is actively investigating this incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ocoee Police Department at (407) 905-3160.



Amy Quesinberry

Community Editor Amy Quesinberry was born at the old West Orange Memorial Hospital and raised in Winter Garden. Aside from earning her journalism degree from the University of Georgia, she hasn’t strayed too far from her hometown and her three-mile bubble. She grew up reading The Winter Garden Times and knew in the eighth grade she wanted to write for her community newspaper. She has been part of the writing and editing team since 1990.

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