Man ejected, killed in Lake Jessup after hit-and-run by semi on SR 417

A man was ejected into Lake Jessup and killed after the vehicle in which he was riding was struck by a semi-truck along State Road 417.

According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident took on the Lake Jessup bridge near mile marker 46 at approximately 1:18 a.m. Sunday morning. The semi-truck, which fled the scene, was traveling southbound when it struck the rear of a 2010 Toyota Scion being driven by a 66-year-old man from Massachusetts.

The Scion struck the concrete wall on the highway, rotated, and struck the wall a second time. During the collision with the wall, one of the occupants, a 60-year-old Orlando man, was ejected through the rear window and into Lake Jessup.

The Scion was then redirected back into the southbound lanes, where a third vehicle, a 2019 Mercedes being driven by a 39-year-old Orlando man, struck it before also striking the concrete wall.

The 60-year-old Orlando man that was ejected into Lake Jessup was recovered by Seminole County Sheriff’s Office and pronounced at the scene. The other drivers and occupants were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The crash currently remains under investigation, with no further information available about the semi-truck at this time. Anyone with information about the crash may contact the Florida Highway Patrol at 407-737-2213.

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