Osceola County, FL (November 30, 2019) - A tow truck driver died in a crash on Florida's Turnpike on Friday, November 29th. The crash happened around 10:30 a.m. near mile marker 226.
According to reports, the unidentified driver was hauling a vehicle in the left lane of the Turnpike when, for unknown reasons, his truck left its lane of travel and moved into the right lane. The tow truck collided with the right side of a semi-trailer before drifting back into the left lane and colliding with a tree. The tow truck driver was pronounced dead by rescue workers while the driver of the semi-trailer was not injured. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.
There is no word on the cause of the accident. An investigation is underway at this time.
Fatal car accidents take place multiple times per day in Florida. When a fatal crash occurs, police must undertake a comprehensive investigation of the crash scene in an effort to determine how the accident took place. Authorities will take pictures and measurements at the scene, as well as speak to witnesses in an effort to determine responsibility for the collision. A fatal car accident is certainly a devastating and heartbreaking experience and our condolences go out to the family who lost their loved one in this Osceola County crash.
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