Fatal crash shuts down East Colonial Drive near Bithlo, troopers say

Fatal crash stops traffic on State Road 415 in Volusia County

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Florida Highway Patrol troopers on Sunday morning responded to a fatal crash near Bithlo that forced closures on East Colonial Drive in both directions, records show.

Troopers were dispatched at 12:37 a.m. to the crash, first reported as occurring at Lansing Street. All lanes remained closed at the time of this report, according to Florida 511.

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Authorities urged drivers to seek an alternate route. Those heading eastbound toward the crash site could start their detour at County Road 419, and those heading west on Colonial Drive could use Northwest Christmas Road or North Fort Christmas Road. For drivers headed west on State Road 520, use Colonial Drive to get to NW Christmas Road.

No other details were shared.

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