ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — The driver of a semi who had gotten out of his vehicle to assess damage after he hit a guardrail on State Road 528 was killed early Monday by a passing semi, troopers say.

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The 55-year-old male driver from Lynchburg, South Carolina was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where he died, a Florida Highway Patrol report says.

Investigators say the man struck a guardrail on westbound S.R. 528 near the Orange-Brevard County line and pulled over to assess the damage to his semi.

While he was standing on the right shoulder, the mirror of a passing semi struck him, troopers say.

The driver of the second semi, Shane Forney, 58 of Palm Bay, was not hurt.

The crash remains under investigation.