Motorcyclist killed in fiery crash with semi-truck in Orange County

Crash happened at Colonial and Manor drives

Police lights. (KPRC/File)

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A 44-year-old Orlando man riding a motorcycle was killed in a fiery crash involving a semi-truck in Orange County, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said the crash happened near Colonial and Manor drives Tuesday just before 10 p.m.

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According to a crash report, a semi-truck was backing into a parking lot, blocking the westbound lanes of Colonial Drive. Troopers said the motorcycle struck the left side of the semi-truck and caught fire.

The motorcyclist was taken to the hospital, where he later died, FHP said. The driver of the semi-truck was uninjured.

The crash remains under investigation.

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