ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Florida Highway patrol troopers are investigating a deadly four-car crash that happened early Monday morning in Orange County on Orange Blossom Trail near Americana Boulevard. Northbound lanes of OBT remained closed for several hours while crews gathered evidence from the scene.
The driver accused of causing the crash, 30-year-old Valentin Oswald Sis Sis, took off from the scene but was eventually caught.
Investigators say Sis Sis was traveling northbound on OBT and failed to stop for a red light, slamming into a car driven by 42-year-old Brett Adams, which then caused a chain of wrecks. Troopers say Adams died as a result of injuries from the crash.
One witness says she noticed Sis Sis was driving erratically seconds before the crash. "He was hunched over wheel, he sped up," she says. "When he came to the light, he hit the car.
An Orange County deputy found Sis Sis passed out, behind the wheel of his car in an apartment complex parking lot not too far from the scene. "We now know this guy has never had a driver's license. He's from Guatemala. He's been here for seven years. He should have never been behind the wheel and did admit to leaving the scene of the crash," said Sgt. Kim Montes with the FHP.