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FHP: 1 dead after crash between Jeep and dump truck

Eastbound Osceola Parkway was shut down

KISSIMMEE, Fla – The Florida Highway Patrol said one person is dead after a Jeep and a dump truck hauling sand collided Monday morning.

Troopers said the crash happened at 8:15 a.m. on Osceola Parkway and Storey Lake Boulevard in Kissimmee.

According to a news release, Hope Balser, 22, was driving the SUV and attempted to turn left onto Storey Lake Boulevard. While turning, the front of the Jeep struck the dump truck, causing it to overturn.

As the dump truck flipped, the driver, Jose Rivera, 50, was partially ejected, investigators said.

Rivera was not wearing a seat belt according to an FHP report.

Rivera was pronounced dead at the scene and Balser was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

Troopers said Eastbound Osceola Parkway was shut down following the crash.

Crews also worked to clean up a fuel spill.

The crash remains under investigation.

Stay with News 6 as we update this developing story.