TWO people have been killed and three others injured after a car crashed into a Flordia hotel early on Christmas Eve morning.
The fatal incident happened at around 4.40am in Kissimmee this morning when a 2017 Kia carrying five people crashed into the side of the Golden Link Hotel along Vineland Road in Osceola County.
The driver of the Kia, a 32-year-old man, had been traveling southbound on Vineland when the car suddenly drove across the oncoming lane before colliding with the building on its left side, Florida Highway Patrol said.
The Kia first hit two metal poles and then crashed into a support column in the parking lot
Two women, ages 31 and 18, were pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver and the two injured passengers were taken to Osceola Regional Medical Center for treatment.
Their conditions and the extent of their injuries are not known at this time.
The cause of the crash is currently under investigation.
Charges against the driver of the car are pending, police said.
The Sun has contacted the Florida Highway Patrol for more information.
According to employee Tim Wrobble, this is not the first time a car has crashed into the hotel.
Wrobble told WFTV that in the early 2000s three people were killed in a similar crash.
Just a few years ago, a number of people were hurt when a car crashed into the hotel's pool, he said.
Wrobble called on local officials to erect fencing or a wall around the hotel to prevent similar incidents in the future.
In the meantime, he said his thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims.
"It's Christmas season and these poor families that have to experience this – it's just heartbreaking."
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