Fatal Crash Outside Orlando International Airport Causes Major Delays for Flight Travelers

By  //  July 9, 2022

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ABOVE VIDEO: Orlando police have identified the two people killed in a crash on Saturday outside the Orlando International Airport.

ORLANDO, FLORIDA (FOX 35) – Orlando police have identified the two people killed in a crash on Saturday outside the Orlando International Airport.

Erica Pacheco, 34, and David Morales, 56, were passengers in a Land Rover that crashed around 12:30 a.m. According to police, the vehicle with four people inside was traveling southbound on Jeff Fuqua Blvd. near Cargo Rd. when for unknown reasons it ran off the roadway to the right, striking a concrete wall, and causing the vehicle to flip over and into a canal.

The driver and another passenger suffered minor injuries. Pacheco and Morales were transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries where they were pronounced deceased.

The investigation is ongoing.

People headed to Orlando International Airport Saturday morning were stuck in traffic for hours while police investigated a deadly car crash, which happened near the north entrance of the airport.

Many drivers tweeted photos and videos of the big backups leading up to the airport. Some say they had been stuck in the traffic jam for hours and missed their flights.

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