Pickup trucks collide in fatal head-on crash in Osceola

1 dead, 2 injured after crash on US 192, Hibiscus Road

Pickup trucks collide in head-on Osceola crash. (Photo: FHP)

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – One person is dead and two others are injured after a head-on crash in Osceola County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said two pickup trucks collided on US-192 at Hibiscus Road around 4 a.m. Tuesday while the driver of one of the trucks was heading west in the eastbound lanes.

After slamming into the eastbound truck head-on, the wrong-way driver’s truck flipped onto its side and burst into flames, troopers said. The 69-year-old driver died at the scene, according to the Highway Patrol. Troopers said the driver’s identity will be confirmed through dental records at a later time.

The 31-year-old driver of the eastbound truck and his 38-year-old passenger were taken to Holmes Regional Medical Center in serious condition, according to the crash report.

Eastbound lanes were shut down following the crash, according to the Highway Patrol.

The crash remains under investigation, troopers said.

No other details were immediately available.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 6 and ClickOrlando.com for updates.


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