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Driver killed in crash on Florida’s Turnpike in Osceola County

Car crashed into semi-truck

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OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – A driver who crashed into the back of a semi-truck on Florida’s Turnpike died Thursday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

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FHP troopers responded to the crash in Osceola County at mile marker 198 around 9:10 a.m.

Troopers said a 23-year-old Gainesville man was in the southbound lane when for an unknown reason he lost control and crashed into the back of the semi-truck, which was stopped in the emergency lane due to a flat tire.

The car came to a final rest off the roadway after the crash.

The driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, died at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.