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Holiday man, 23, killed after driving into semi-trailer, troopers say

The crash occurred about 5:20 a.m. just north of Curlew Road in Dunedin and closed northbound lanes of U.S. 19.
Northbound lanes of U.S. 19 in Dunedin were closed Tuesday morning after a fatal crash.
Northbound lanes of U.S. 19 in Dunedin were closed Tuesday morning after a fatal crash.
Published Mar. 15, 2022|Updated Mar. 15, 2022

DUNEDIN — A 23-year-old Holiday man died after driving his car into the rear of a semitractor-trailer Tuesday morning on U.S. 19, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The crash occurred about 5:20 a.m. just north of Curlew Road and closed northbound lanes of U.S. 19.

The driver was headed north on U.S., 19 in a Nissan sedan when he overtook the truck for unknown reasons and crashed into it, troopers said. He later died at a hospital from his injuries.

The truck driver, a 43-year-old Orlando man, received minor injuries. Troopers described his vehicle as a dairy truck.

The Highway Patrol did not release the names of the two drivers.