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Tow Company Loading Street Sweeper Struck One Fatality (FL)


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OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – A fatal crash has prompted the closure of a major roadway in Osceola County.

According to the FHP, the crash involved a U.S. postal semitrailer, a street sweeper and a tow truck.

Officials said at least one person died in the crash, which happened around 7 a.m. Thursday on Narcoossee Road near Redd Lane.

According to the FHP report, the postal truck, hauling mail, was driving north on Narcoossee Road. Towards a tow truck that was assisting a street sweeper on the side of the road.

According to troopers, the driver of the street sweeper, a 42-year-old Oviedo man, was walking outside of the truck before the crash occurred.

The postal truck failed to slow down and hit the back of the parked trucks and the sweeper driver.

The street sweeper was flipped onto its side as a result of the crash, troopers said.

Troopers said the driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

All northbound lanes of Narcoossee Road have been shut down in the area.

The crash remains under investigation.

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Our prayers go out to all involved in this tragety. I hope the tow operator had some sort of advanced warning set up behind the loading process. It would appear from the picture that the semi did not realize the sweeper was stopped in the lane untill it was too late. 

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What a tragic situation ....there does not appear to be any lighting or reflectivity visible  at all on the unit and landoll or pre warning prior to the incident ...

Our thoughts go out to the deceased  and the towing company and personell  involved in this sad incident 

 

John.

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