A man was driving his car the wrong-way on State Road 60 in southwest Osceola County early Saturday morning when he crashed head on with another vehicle, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Michael Vanpelt, 29, of Zephyrhills Florida, was driving a 2016 Dodge westbound in the eastbound lanes of State Road 60 near Peavine Road around 3:45 a.m. when he struck a semi-truck head on driven by Anthony Alexander, 31, of Winter Haven Florida.
Vanpelt died at the scene while his passenger, Ronald Higgins, 43, of Dade City, was taken to Osceola Regional Medical Center in critical condition, according to FHP.
The driver of the semi-truck sustained minor injuries and was not taken to the hospital.
Florida Highway Patrol has reported that all parties involved in the crash were wearing their seatbelt and alcohol was not a factor in the crash.