TAMPA — A 22-year-old FedEx driver died on Interstate 4 Tuesday when a tire blew out on his freight truck, which veered into the path of a Chevrolet Volt, state troopers said.
Two teen girls in the Volt survived the 10:21 a.m. crash. A photo shows circular grind marks and black rubber from the wheel and tire that dug into car's passenger side door.
As the car spun after impact, the FedEx truck tumbled into the center median, ripped through a guard rail and rolled onto the driver's side, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.
Packages spewed from the cargo trailer into the grass.
The FedEx driver, who wore no seat belt, died at the scene, troopers reported. He was identified as Lazaro Villarreal-Santana of Tampa.
Volt driver Jordan Stynda, 19, and her passenger, Nicole Stynda, 17, who were both buckled up, survived with minor injuries and were not taken to a hospital.
The delivery truck driver had been traveling eastbound in the outside lane, east of U.S. 301. The Styndas , from Crystal Beach in Pinellas County, were going the same way, but in the inside lane.