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Tragic Semi-Truck Collision Claims One Life in Osceola County

Tragic Semi-Truck Collision Claims One Life in Osceola County

Tragic Semi-Truck Collision Claims One Life in Osceola County


By Ciara Perez, News Reporter | iSkyCreations - News & Media (ISC)

Publish Date: June 22nd, 2024


OSCEOLA COUNTY, FL – A deadly crash involving two semi-trucks occurred early this morning, resulting in the tragic death of one driver. The incident unfolded at approximately 7:17 AM at the often treacherous intersection of U.S. Highway 441 and State Road 60.


Incident Details:


  • Location: U.S. Highway 441 and State Road 60

  • Time: 7:17 AM

  • Date: June 22, 2024


Vehicles Involved:


  1. Vehicle 1: 2015 Semi-Truck with Trailer

  • Driver: Male, 59 years old, from Orlando, FL

  • Injuries: Fatal

  • Seatbelt: Unknown

  1. Vehicle 2: 2020 Semi-Truck with Trailer

  • Driver: Male, 28 years old, from Orlando, FL

  • Injuries: None

  • Seatbelt: Yes


Crash Summary: The events leading up to the collision remain shrouded in mystery. According to initial reports, the 2015 semi-truck (Vehicle 1) was traveling northbound on U.S. Highway 441, south of State Road 60, while the 2020 semi-truck (Vehicle 2) was heading southbound on the same stretch of road. For reasons still unknown, the driver of Vehicle 1 suddenly veered into the southbound lane, placing him directly in the path of Vehicle 2.


In a desperate attempt to avoid a head-on collision, the driver of Vehicle 2 swerved, but it was too late. The front left side of Vehicle 1 collided violently with the left side of Vehicle 2's trailer. The impact was so forceful that both massive vehicles careened off the roadway, overturning in the dense wood line.


The aftermath was chaotic. Vehicle 1 lay on its roof, its driver tragically pronounced dead at the scene. The 59-year-old driver’s identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. Miraculously, the 28-year-old driver of Vehicle 2 emerged unscathed from the wreckage, his seatbelt having likely saved his life.


Investigation: The cause of the crash remains under investigation by local authorities. It is currently unclear why the driver of Vehicle 1 veered into the opposite lane.


Further details will be provided as the investigation progresses.

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