Man dies in head-on crash on Poinciana Parkway

Troopers say 2 vehicles collided head-on

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OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – Florida Highway Patrol troopers are investigating after two cars crashed head-on Monday morning along Poinciana Parkway. A man died at the scene, according to troopers.

Troopers said the crash happened around 7:45 a.m. near Marigold Avenue.

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Records show a 51-year-old Kissimmee man was driving a 2011 Ford Edge south on Poinciana Parkway when, for an unknown reason, he traveled into the northbound lanes, causing the Ford to collide with a 2019 Ram truck.

The Ford driver died at the scene of the crash while the 49-year-old Kissimmee man driving the truck suffered minor injuries, according to the report.

Osceola County Fire Rescue said first responders also rescued a person who was trapped in one of the vehicles. That passenger was taken to a hospital, but their condition is unknown.

Traffic was backed up and Poinciana Parkway for more than three hours. The roadway reopened before 1 p.m.

The crash remains under investigation.