Troopers: Man dies after truck, patrol car strike him along SR 417 in Orange County

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A crash involving a pedestrian along State Road 417 turned deadly Wednesday morning, the Florida Highway Patrol said.


Troopers responded to SR 417 near Orange Blossom Trail shortly before 6 a.m.

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At the scene, they determined a man was in the outside lane of southbound SR 417 when he was struck by a Chevy Silverado.

Troopers said that in addition to the truck colliding with the man, a deputy driving an Osceola County Sheriff’s Office patrol car also struck him.

FHP said the pedestrian died at the scene and investigators are working to identify him.

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Neither the driver of the truck nor the deputy were hurt and they stayed at the scene following the crash, according to troopers.

As of 8 a.m., FHP reported that the southbound lanes of SR 417 near mile marker 11 were closed.

Troopers were rerouting motorists onto Orange Blossom Trail.

WFTV has a crew at the scene and Channel 9′s Alexa Lorenzo is closely monitoring traffic conditions in the area.

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