One Killed in Tractor-Trailer Accident on Florida’s Turnpike in Osceola County
Where: The accident occurred in the southbound lanes of Florida’s Turnpike in Osceola County, Florida.
What Happened: A car allegedly struck the back of a tractor-trailer that was disabled with a flat tire.
- Driver of car
- Driver of tractor-trailer
- Driver of car, 23, killed
On or about Thursday, October 22nd, 2020, around 9:10 in the morning, an accident between a semi truck and a car claimed the life of a 23-year-old Gainesville resident. Highway Patrol said the accident happened in the southbound lanes of Florida’s Turnpike in Osceola County, Florida.
Troopers from the FHP said that a 23-year-old man was killed when the car he was in allegedly lost control and struck the back of an 18-wheeler that was disabled with a flat tire in the breakdown lane. Paramedics pronounced the driver of the car dead at the scene of the accident. The driver of the tractor-trailer was unhurt.
Florida’s Turnpike in Osceola County is four lanes, with a wide grassy median dividing north and southbound traffic, according to Google Maps. Osceola County is located roughly 55 miles south of Orlando.
FHP Troopers hope to release more details about the accident as soon as they become available.
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