LAKE MARY, Fla. – A 36-year-old Orlando man was killed Monday morning when his sport utility vehicle crashed into the back of a tractor-trailer that was stopped in traffic on Interstate 4 in Seminole County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
The fatal wreck happened around 6 a.m. on I-4 east near State Road 46A.
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The FHP said the man was driving a Chevrolet Suburban east on I-4 and failed to notice that traffic had stopped ahead of him. The SUV slammed into the back of the tractor-trailer, and the driver of the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene, the FHP said.
The big rig driver, a 38-year-old Apopka man, was not injured, according to troopers.
An FHP crash report states that both drivers were wearing seat belts.
All eastbound lanes of I-4 were closed at Lake Mary Boulevard for about four hours.
No other details have been released.
UPDATE: EB I-4 still CLOSED— “Trooper Steve” Montiero (@TrooperSteve_) August 1, 2022
- FATAL CRASH -
EB I-4 x Lake Mary Blvd
- ALL EB TRAFFIC REQUIRED TO EXIT pic.twitter.com/MssVYvZ0CK
** CONFIRMED FATAL CRASH **— “Trooper Steve” Montiero (@TrooperSteve_) August 1, 2022
EB I-4 at SR-46a (100mm)
- all east travel lanes closed at Lake Mary Blvd (98mm)
- Avoid EB in the Sanford area
- IF you can, use SR-417 as a complete avoidance #TRAFFICALERT #SEMINOLE pic.twitter.com/Hqse9w9Ryv