A fatal crash occurred on the corner of Alafaya Trail and Strategy Blvd near the University of Central Florida at around 7:20 p.m. on Friday.
Florida Highway Patrol confirmed the death of 18-year-old Helen Lewis-Verdu who lived in Orlando.
Lewis-Verdu was admitted into UCF but never enrolled in classes, according to Courtney Gilmartin, UCF spokesperson.
The 2006 Ford Mustang was flipped over against the stop light pole of Strategy Blvd.
The vehicle was traveling southbound on Alafaya Trail preparing to make a u-turn at University Blvd. When the mustang began to travel northbound on Alafaya, the left tire tread separated and the driver lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle then left the roadway and overturned, striking a pole, according to a FHP release.
The crash was alcohol related, Sergeant Kim Montes confirmed.
“We will not know how much, until the toxicology is conducted by the medical examiner,” Montes said.
There was a small puppy in the vehicle that was not injured. Orange County Fire Rescue said the dog was being transferred to animal services.
This story is still being investigated. Check KnightNews.com for updates.