Driver killed after semi rear-ended at high-speed on SR 417

A semi driver was killed after his vehicle was rear-ended by a vehicle that witnesses say was traveling at a high speed on State Road 417 in Orange County.

According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, the incident took place around 2:21 a.m. on Sunday, June 5.

A 2012 Mercedes E350 being driven by a 47-year-old was traveling southbound on SR 417 approaching mile marker 14.5 in the outside lane. Witnesses say the vehicle appeared to be traveling above the posted speed limit.

The driver failed to slow down before it struck the rear of a 2017 semi-truck that did not have a trailer attached.

After the impact, the semi-truck ran off the roadway, struck a guardrail, and entered a large embankment before it overturned. The Mercedes struck the concrete barrier and then rotated before colliding with the guardrail.

The driver of the semi-truck was pronounced deceased on the scene.

The driver of the Mercedes was transported to Osceola Regional Hospital with serious, non-life threatening injuries.

Most Popular

23-year-old man killed in fatal Orange County crash

A 23-year-old Christmas man was killed after he was ejected from his vehicle during a fatal accident in Orange County.

58-year-old Altamonte Springs man killed while riding bike in Orange County

A 58-year-old Altamonte Springs man was killed while he was riding his bicycle in Orange County yesterday evening.

Orange County reports fourth case of monkeypox, Florida cases triple

New data from the Florida Department of Health shows that another case of monkeypox was reported in Orange County last week, marking the sixth case in Central Florida. In total, Florida is reporting 51 cases, up from 16 a week and a half ago.

FHP looking for motorcycle taken from fatal crash that killed Orlando man

Police are looking for a motorcycle that was taken from the scene of a fatal accident that claimed the life of a 35-year-old Orlando man.

Surterra opens new medical marijuana dispensary in Orlando

Surterra added to Orlando's growing list of medical marijuana dispensaries last month with the addition of a new location near the heart of the city.

52-year-old Kissimmee man killed after striking tree, utility pole in fatal accident

A 52-year-old Kissimmee man was killed after the vehicle he was driving struck a tree, overturned, and struck an electric utility pole.
clear sky
76.2 ° F
78.9 °
72.8 °
86 %
0 %
96 °
96 °
95 °
95 °
96 °