Orlando man riding in bed of pickup killed in SR-417 crash in Seminole County

Southbound lanes blocked near mile marker 47

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – A 58-year-old Orlando man riding in the back of a pickup truck was killed Wednesday when an SUV struck the pickup and he was thrown onto State Road 417 in Seminole County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The crash was reported at about 2:15 p.m. near mile marker 47.

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The FHP said both vehicles were southbound when the front of the SUV struck the back of the truck.

The man in the bed of the pickup was ejected from the truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene, troopers said.

The driver of the car, a 31-year-old Orlando woman, and the driver of the pickup, a 79-year-old Orlando man, suffered minor injuries, the FHP said. Both were wearing seat belts, according to an FHP report.

The southbound lanes of State Road 417 in Seminole County were closed as authorities investigated.

The crash is under investigation.

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