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Speeding driver dies after crashing into tractor-trailer on I-4 in Polk County, FHP says

Polk County

POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A driver has died following a collision with a tractor-trailer on Interstate 4 in Polk County.

The tractor-trailer did not stop and continued traveling westbound after the crash, troopers said.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the driver was traveling westbound near mile marker 55 at a high rate of speed when it overtook and collided with the rear of a white tractor-trailer.

The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro then traveled off the interstate and crashed into a line of trees.

The driver died, a 23-year-old man from Jacksonville, at the scene. His name was not released.

Troopers said they checked a nearby truck stop and rest area scales, but were unable to locate a tractor-trailer with matching damage consistent with the crash.

No charges are pending, according to the report.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.


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