OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 50-year-old driver did not slow down when he struck the back of a semitractor trailer early Tuesday on Orange Blossom Trail in Osceola County.

  • Both drivers wore their seatbelts
  • Identity of the SUV driver has not been released

At around 5:15 a.m., the St. Cloud man was driving a 2003 Ford SUV on westbound Orange Blossom Trail near Evergreen Street when he "failed to slow" as he came up behind a 2013 semi, the FHP stated.

The SUV crashed into the back of the semi, which closed parts of the westbound lanes of Orange Blossom Trail.

The SUV's driver, whose name has not yet been released, died at the scene.

The semi's driver Richard Blanco, a 34-year-old Kissimmee resident, was not injured.

Both men were wearing their seatbelts, the FHP stated.

The FHP has not determined if the SUV driver was under the influence of alcohol.