DeLAND, Fla. – A FedEx truck driver was killed on I-4 in Volusia County early Wednesday when he was struck by a pickup truck while standing on the steps of his big rig, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
The fatal crash was reported around 4:15 a.m. on I-4 west near State Road 44. One lane of I-4 west is open in the area.
The FHP said the FedEx driver, a 52-year-old Palm Bay man, was standing on the steps of the rig, which was pulling two trailers, near the driver’s side door after he stopped in the right emergency lane of I-4.
According to troopers, a 2007 Dodge pickup driven by Travis Hutto, 21, of Deltona, drifted toward the emergency lane and struck the FedEx truck and driver, throwing the victim under the big rig.
The FedEx driver, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene, troopers said.
The FHP said charges are pending against Hutto, who was wearing a seat belt and was uninjured.
Alcohol did not play a role in the crash.
Traffic is slows in the area.