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Man flees after crashing car, fighting off Florida trooper

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Authorities are searching for a man who fled into the woods after crashing his car fighting a Florida Highway Patrol trooper near Orlando.

Lt. Kim Montes says the crash was reported around 5:45 a.m. Tuesday.

The driver got into an altercation with the trooper who responded to the scene.

The suspect was able to fight off the trooper and run off into the woods.

Montes says the trooper was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

The highway patrol and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office began searching for man.

Lt. Montes advised drivers to use caution in the area until the man is captured.