1 killed when car rear-ends gas tanker in Orlando, police say

Fatal crash causes major road closures along Orange Blossom Trail

A car rear-ends a tanker on Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando.

ORLANDO, Fla. – One person is dead after a car rear-ended a gas tanker truck along a busy road Thursday morning, according to the Orlando Police Department.

Around 5:30 a.m., officers were called to a crash along Orange Blossom Trail and Pine Street, where they found a vehicle had rear-ended a gas tanker truck, according to an OPD news release.

Police said the person who died in the crash has not been identified.

All northbound and southbound lanes on Orange Blossom Trail were closed at Church and Central, but the roadway reopened around 11:15 a.m.

It was not immediately clear what led to the crash.

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