Fatal crash blocks Florida's Turnpike in Osceola County

63-year-old man killed in fiery crash, troopers say

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – A fatal crash involving a semitruck and another vehicle was blocking the southbound lanes of Florida's Turnpike in Osceola County on Monday afternoon, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The crash happened at noon near mile marker 193 as a semitruck and a Chevy Malibu were traveling southbound, troopers said.

The truck driver, who didn't see the Malibu, tried to change lines and hit the car, causing it to get stuck underneath the truck as they both exited the roadway and hit a guardrail, the Highway Patrol said.

Troopers said the drivers of both vehicles, which caught fire during the crash, were able to get out and suffered minor injuries.

The passenger in the Malibu, identified as 63-year-old Gerard Hall, of Fort Pierce, could not escape and died in the crash, troopers said.

Southbound traffic was being diverted at mile marker 244 as of 1 p.m.

Troopers said charges are pending as the crash is still being investigated.

Check back for more information on this developing story.

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