ORLANDO, Florida – The Florida Highway Patrol is reporting that 9-year-old Lisa Le of Orlando died at Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital over night due to injuries sustained from being hit by a 1996 Ford SUV last night in Orange County, Florida.
FHP troopers say that 51-year-old Jorge Rivera Ortiz was driving his SUV northbound on Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando, Florida. Le and 44-year-old Cuc Le were attempting to cross Orange Blossom Trail from the west side of the road to the east side of the road.
Lisa and Cuc were not in a crosswalk and walked into the direct path of the SUV. Ortiz swerved to the right to avoid Cuc and Lisa. The front of the SUV struck both Cuc and Lisa. Lisa was dragged under the SUV approximately 150 feet.
This crash remains under investigation.