Motorcyclist killed in Osceola County crash identified

Interstate reopens near Orange-Osceola county line

Published On: Dec 24 2013 12:23:33 PM EST   Updated On: Oct 23 2013 12:11:47 AM EDT

A motorcyclist was killed Tuesday morning in a crash on Interstate 4 near Osceola Parkway, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

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The crash occurred around 7 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of I-4 near the Orange-Osceola county line.

The FHP said a tire came off a vehicle and struck 47-year-old Ernie Centeno, of Kissimmee, on his motorcycle and led to the fatal crash.  

Troopers said witnesses reported as Centeno was in the lanes of eastbound I-4, a gray pickup truck, described as a F-250 or F-350, ran over him and didn't stop.

Troopers are searching for the vehicle and any others that may have run over Centeno.

Traffic was backed up on I-4 for hours before being diverted off the highway.  The interstate reopened just before 11 a.m.

The crash is still under investigation.

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