Osceola County, FL (April 2, 2020) - A 42-year-old man was killed when he was struck by U.S. Postal Service truck on Thursday in Osceola County. The incident took place around 4 a.m. on Narcoosee Road near Redd Lane.
According to reports, Rafael Guerrero was operating a street sweeper when the vehicle became disabled for unknown reasons. Guerrero exited the street sweeper and was standing near the roadway waiting for a tow truck when he was hit by the postal truck. The driver of the truck was identified as 61-year-old Daniel Sapp of Tamarac, FL. Sapp failed to see Guerrero in the roadway which caused the crash to occur.
Troopers are still investigating the crash at this time and there is no word on whether any charges will be filed as a result of the crash.
Deadly car accidents take place in Florida approximately eight times each day. Even a single instance of negligence or inattention to the roadway can bring tragic consequences. Crashes involving disabled vehicles are very common and often lead to very bad outcomes. Police will continue to investigate this accident in order to determine responsibility.
We wish to extend our most sincere condolences to the friends and loved ones of Rafael Guerrero.
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