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Driver ejected in Florida Turnpike fatal crash, troopers say

Crash involved 2 vehicles near mile marker 195

File photo of Florida Highway Patrol cruiser (WJXT 2020)

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – A driver was ejected on the Florida Turnpike Tuesday in Osceola County following a crash and died, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

FHP troopers responded to the crash in the southbound lanes near mile marker 195 around 11 a.m.

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Troopers said the crash happened when an SUV ran into the back of a pickup truck. The SUV overturned and the driver was ejected. The driver was pronounced dead at the crash site.

According to the crash report, a 56-year-old Clermont man was killed in the crash. The 31-year-old driver of the pickup truck was uninjured.

No other details were immediately available.