Motorcyclist killed in crash with dump truck on SR 408 in Orlando

Florida Highway Patrol investigates wreck near Rouse Road

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ORLANDO, Fla. - A motorcyclist was killed Tuesday afternoon in a crash with a dump truck on State Road 408 in Orange County.

The fatal crash happened around 1:30 p.m. in the westbound lanes of S.R. 408 near Rouse Road in Orlando. 

Troopers said the motorcycle and dump truck were traveling westbound on SR 408 in the center lane when the motorcyclist struck the back of the dump truck. The rider was thrown off the motorcycle and died at the hospital.

No other information, including the name of the crash victim, was immediately available.

Troopers said they are still investigating.

Westbound lanes of the East-West Expressway were closed in the area for hours.

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