On Thursday, September 5, at approximately 2:41 p.m., the Clermont Police Department responded to the area of Hancock Rd. and North Ridge Blvd. for a vehicle crash with injuries.
Initial on-scene investigation determined that the crash was an apparent head-on collision occurring in the South bound lanes of Hancock Road between North Ridge Blvd. and West Point Blvd. According to preliminary investigations, a red Scion, was travelling North bound on Hancock Rd. when it crossed over the median colliding into a maroon Lexus passenger vehicle. The driver of the Scion, Stephen Roberts, a 62-year-old male of Ocoee, was transported to South Lake Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The driver of the Lexus, a 74-year-old-female, was flown to Orlando Regional Medical Center where she remains in critical condition. In addition, there was a canine travelling in the Scion that also succumbed to injuries as a result of the collision.
At this time, it does not appear as though speed was a contributing factor in this collision. Families of both drivers were notified. The Clermont Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit is conducting a thorough investigation and will advise of any major developments when made available.