A driver whose car crashed into a guardrail on Interstate 4 Sunday may have been illegally passing cars on the highway's shoulder before the fatal crash, a Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman said.
There were two people in the 2005 Infiniti, Sgt. Kim Montes said: A 34-year-old Ocoee man, who died, and a 23-year-old Sanford man, who was critically injured.
Both men were thrown out of the car. Troopers do not know who was driving.
Witnesses told troopers they saw the Infiniti on the paved left shoulder of I-4 east, near exits 101 A and B to Sanford, at about 7:30 p.m., Montes said.
The driver swerved to the right to get around debris and hit a 2014 Hyundai in the left lane, Montes said.
The Infiniti careened back onto the road's shoulder, where it struck a guard rail, Montes said.
The Ocoee man was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The Sanford man was taken to Central Florida Regional Hospital with critical injuries, Montes said.
The Hyundai driver was not injured.
Troopers are investigating who was driving the car.
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