deadly crash involving FHP trooper near Conway Road in Orlando

A Florida Highway Patrol trooper is dead after a crash Friday morning on State Road 408, according to Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings. “Very sad news this morning with the passing of an FHP Orlando trooper during a 408 accident. My heart goes out to the officer’s family and law enforcement family,” Demings said. “Please remember to travel safe.”

All lanes shut down on SR-408 Eastbound near Conway Rd over the bridge. Expect major delays. Accident involving two vehicles.

— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice)

As a result of the accident all eastbound lanes SR-408 were shut down, FHP said. The accident was reported at about 6:04 a.m. near the Conway Road exit and is causing major delays, FHP said. Traffic is backed up from Conway to Exit 8: State Road 423/John Young Parkway, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.

Sky 6 remains over a serious crash involving a Florida Highway Patrol cruiser. You are asked to avoid this area. High 408 EB closed near Conway Rd. Backups now extend 3.5 miles.

— Jonathan Kegges (@JonathanKegges)