Bus strikes, kills Australian man in Orlando tourist district

Fatal wreck investigated on Universal Boulevard near ICON Park

ORLANDO, Fla. – A 37-year-old Australian man was struck and killed by a bus carrying about 50 people late Tuesday in the tourist district of Orlando, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The fatal wreck was reported on Universal Boulevard at Jamaican Court near ICON Park.

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The FHP said the man was crossing the road and walked into the path of the commuter coach bus, which had a green light.

The front of the bus struck the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene, according to an FHP crash report.

The bus driver, a 71-year-old St. Cloud man, and the passengers were not injured, the crash report said.

An investigation is ongoing.

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