Valrico man dies after car strikes semitrailer truck in Riverview

RIVERVIEW — A Valrico man was killed early Tuesday after his car collided with a semitrailer truck, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said Ryan J. Gonzales, 38, was northbound on U.S. 301, approaching Rhodine Road.

Leo G. Palacios, 44, who was driving the semi, was westbound on Rhodine Road, troopers said.

Palacios made a right turn onto U.S. 301 into the path of Gonzales' vehicle, and Gonzales struck the rear of the semitrailer truck about 1:30 a.m. Gonzales' 1999 Ford sedan became partially stuck under the trailer, troopers said.

Gonzales died at the scene.

The crash is still under investigation, according to troopers.

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Valrico man dies after car strikes semitrailer truck in Riverview 10/12/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 12:58pm]

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