BMWs seen racing before deadly crash in Osceola, witnesses say

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OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – The driver of a BMW was seen racing another vehicle before he was involved in a deadly crash in Osceola County, witnesses told the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said the crash took place around 6 a.m. Sunday off U.S. 192 near Interstate 4.

According to the FHP crash report, the two westbound BMWs were racing each other on U.S. 192 near I-4 when the driver of one of the vehicles lost control before crashing into a tree.

The driver, a 32-year-old Orlando man, was taken to Osceola Regional Medical Center with serious injuries, troopers said. His passenger, identified as 27-year-old John Viera Sanatana, also of Orlando, died at the scene, according to the report.