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.
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.