Florida Highway Patrol: Mustang driver and Winter Springs passenger killed in head-on crash in Seminole County

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Double fatality near Wionter ParkA head-on crash early Sunday claimed the lives of two women in a Ford Mustang in Seminole County as shown in this graphic.

WINTER PARK -- Two people in a Mustang were killed early this morning in a head-on collision on Dodd Road near Kinsley the driver crossed over a raised median and directly into the path of another car before flipping over, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

For yet unknown reasons, the 2008 Ford Mustang, driven by 48-year-old Christine Matthews of San Antonio, Texas, "failed to negotiate a curve" in the road while heading north and slammed head-on into a 2004 4-door Volvo driven by Kimberly Pisarski, who was southbound on Dodd. The collision caused the Mustang to overturn, FHP spokesman Sgt. Kim Montes said.

Mathews and her passenger, 67-year-old Patricia Cronk of Winter Springs, were killed in the 9:31 a.m. accident, Montes said. Pisarski, of Orlando, was transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center.

All three people in the accident were wearing their seatbelts and alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the crash, the FHP said, though an investigation is ongoing in hopes of determining what caused the Mustang's driver to lose control, resulting in her death as well as that of her passenger.

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