ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Florida Highway Patrol stated that a group of teens driving a stolen car allegedly crashed into another driver early Sunday morning. The driver of the other car, a 23-year-old man, was reported dead at the scene.

What You Need To Know

  • There were 6 people in the teen's car, two of them were just 13 years old

  • FHP stated they were driving over the speed limit and ran a red light

  • They allegedly crashed into another car attempting to turn left, and the other car flipped, killing the driver

According to FHP, a 15-year-old boy was driving a 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe that was reported stolen. The teens were traveling south on Dean Road in Orlando just after 4:30 a.m.

As they approached the intersection at State Road 408, a 23-year-old Palm Coast man attempted to turn left onto Dean Road. FHP in a press release stated the teen driver from Orlando allegedly ran a red light and crashed into the man.

The teen driver and passengers — 16-year-old boy, 15-year-old girl, 14-year-old girl, 13-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy — were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the other car was pronounced dead at the scene.

There is no word from FHP if the teen driver will face charges.

A CNN article stated that type of vehicle is likely to be stolen by teens of that age group.

"The vehicles in question, 2015-2019 Hyundai and Kia models, such as the Hyundai Santa Fe and Tucson and the Kia Forte and Sportage, when equipped with turn-key ignitions — as opposed to cars that only require a button to be pushed to start — are roughly twice as likely to be stolen as other vehicles of a similar age," the CNN article reported.

As prom season is underway, some Central Florida organizations are hoping to curb teen crashes. This past weekend, instructors with Ford Driving Skills For Life got teens behind the wheel to teach them about the dangers of distracted driving.

Bill DeMott lost his daughter to a drunk driver. Through his organization, the Keri Anne DeMott Foundation, he works with teens to teach them the dangers of driving impaired or distracted.

"I want them to know: what if that last emoji, that last picture, is the last one your family has of you?" he said.