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.
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.
UPDATE: Poinciana Parkway crash this morning was head-on in nature, and resulted in a single fatality and a vehicle entrapment. Our crews successfully extricated the passenger and are providing transport. @FHPOrlando is on scene, and the road remains closed at this time. pic.twitter.com/7O9Cf7Sf9E— Osceola County Fire Rescue & EMS (@OSCFR) March 29, 2021