Fatal Crash in Osceola County Friday Night: Pickup Truck Strikes Tree, Driver Killed, Passenger Seriously Injured, Airlifted to Hospital

Fatal Crash in Osceola County Friday Night: Pickup Truck Strikes Tree, Driver Killed, Passenger Seriously Injured, Airlifted to Hospital

A pickup truck ran off the road and struck a tree Friday night in Osceola County, leaving the driver dead and his passenger seriously injured, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The fatal crash took place around 8:40 p.m. Friday night on U.S. Highway 441, north of Williams Road, FHP troopers said.

A 2005 Ford F-250 was traveling south on U.S. 441 when its driver, a 19-year-old Kenansville man, lost control of the vehicle and drove off the road. The driver then overcorrected, causing the truck to spin counterclockwise before it left the roadway again striking a tree, according to the crash report.

The driver of the truck was pronounced dead, while his passenger, a 20-year-old St. Cloud man, was airlifted to Holmes Regional Medical Center with serious injuries, according to FHP.

 A roadblock that was established for both directions of travel was cleared later in the night, troopers said.

FHP is still investigating.

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