Lakeland man dies in a semi-truck accident

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A 24-year old man of Lakeland, Florida was driving a Hyundai wagon that rear-ended a semi-truck, driven by 39-year old man of Arkansas, on County Line Road near Tampa early the other morning.  The 24-year old driver died at the scene.

Florida Highway Patrol reported that the truck driver was waiting to make a left turn on Drane Field Road.  The right rear of his trailer was partially blocking the southbound lane.  The 24-year old driver was on the south side of County Line Road; he hit the semi-truck, causing his Hyundai to spin out of control.

The accident is under investigation; both drivers were wearing their seat belts.  I would like to offer my deep condolences to the family of the driver that died.