POINCIANA, FL – Authorities say the driver of a car was killed in a collision with a semi-truck in Polk County on Friday night.
According to Fox 13 News, 35-year-old Daniel Muniz of Poinciana was driving a Mercedes south on Marigold Avenue near Heron Road at about 7:20 p.m. when he crossed into the northbound lane. Muniz’s car collided with the front of an International Harvester semi-truck and trailer that was headed north on Marigold Avenue, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said.
The crash caused the Mercedes to catch fire and Muniz was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The truck driver, 53-year-old Rene Ortiz of Kissimmee, was not hurt.
Marigold Avenue was shut down in both directions for about six hours after the crash, which remains under investigation.
Semi-truck collisions are some of the most devastating accidents on Florida’s roads.. So if you or a loved one have been the victim of a crash involving a large truck, contact the law offices of Kemp, Ruge and Green today. Our Polk County Truck Accident Lawyers have the skill and knowledge to fight effectively for the compensation you are entitled to following an unfortunate accident. To request a free consultation where we can discuss the details of your case, call us today at 727-847-4878 or complete our simple contact form.
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