1 dead in crash with Coca-Cola tractor-trailer

Crash shuts down John Young Parkway for hours


ORLANDO, Fla. – A women has died in a crash involving a Coca-Cola tractor-trailer that shut down John Young Parkway in Orange County for hours, spilling fuel on the road.

Orlando police said the female driver was heading south on John Young Parkway near Colonial Drive and was driving at least 70 mph when she lost control of the car, crossed over lanes and into the path of a semi truck.

"For some unknown reason it crossed the median to the northbound traffic lane and hit our tractor-trailer head on," said Sgt. Vince Ogburn.

The truck hit the car and the car flipped several times before landing on the road, police said. The female driver died in the crash.

It's not clear why she was driving at that speed. Southbound lanes have since been reopened, but crews are still working on cleaning up northbound lanes.

Local 6 news helicopter Sky 6 was flew over the crash as crews work to clean up the fuel spilled out over the road from the Coca-Cola truck.

Orlando police are investigating.

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