Driver dies after striking semitrailer in wrong-way Plant City crash

Published May 15 2018
Updated May 15 2018

PLANT CITY A wrong-way driver was killed Monday night when his vehicle struck an oncoming semitrailer truck, according to Plant City police.

The crash took place at about 11:48 p.m. Police said the unidentified driver of a 2002 blue Volkswagen Passat was driving south in the northbound lanes of N Alexander Street.

The Passat struck an oncoming northbound semitrailer, police said.

The wrong-way driver was fatally injured in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The driver of the semitrailer was not injured.

Police said they do not know why the Passat driver was in the wrong lane at the time of the crash. The investigation is continuing.

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