Kissimmee man arrested for crash that killed two people

A Kissimmee man was arrested Friday morning, after he allegedly caused an Orange County crash that killed two people.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, Michael Plattner, 33, of Kissimmee, was driving a 2007 Mercedez SUV at a high rate of speed southbound on Orange Blossom Trail , near Taft Vineland Road, at about 3 a.m.

A man driving a 2013 Toyota Camry northbound on OBT attempted to make a U-turn and continue southbound, in front of a Kia dealership.

The front of the Mercedes hit the Camry in the back, causing the Mercedes to overturn, according to the report.

The Camry was pushed off the roadway and into a sign and a pole. The driver of the Camry was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. He was not identified in the report, as his family had not been notified.

A passenger in the Camry, Hansel Mendez Catano, 36, of Kissimmee, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A second female passenger, who also wasn’t identified, was listed in critical condition at a hospital.

Plattner, who suffered minor injuries, fled from the scene, but was caught by an Orange County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit. He was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal crash.

Plattner’s passenger, Stephanie Vargas, 28, of Kissimmee, was taken to Osceola Regional Medical Center in serious condition.

Additional charged against Plattner are pending.