FHP: Driver fleeing hit-and-run killed in crash with FedEx truck in Orange County

Florida Highway Patrol IDs victim as 21-year-old Dimitri Dede, of Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. – A 21-year-old Orlando man who had been involved in a hit-and-run crash was killed when his car slammed into the back of a FedEx semi in Orange County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The FHP said Dimitri Dede died in the wreck, which was reported around 2:20 a.m. on northbound John Young Parkway near Sand Lake Road in Orlando.

According to troopers, Dede was driving a 2017 Toyota Corolla when he crashed into the back of a FedEx big rig pulling two trailers, which was stopped at a red light.

Dede was taken to Dr. Phillips Hospital, where he died, troopers said.

The driver of the semi, a 23-year-old Tampa man, was not injured.

The FHP said Dede had been involved in a hit-and-run at John Young Parkway and South Park Circle “just prior” to the fatal wreck. Details about the hit-and-run crash have not been released.

Northbound John Young Parkway was closed in the area, and traffic was rerouted to South Park Circle. JYP reopened about five hours later.

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