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Holiday man dies in crash with semi

A 23-year-old man died in Holiday early Friday morning when the car he was driving collided with a Freightliner semitrailer truck, according to Florida Highway Patrol reports.

Robert Loya of Holiday was driving a 1996 Honda Accord south on Grand Boulevard near the Elkhorn Boulevard intersection about 3:30 a.m., the FHP said. The man driving the truck was turning left out of a parking lot when Loya hit the back side of the trailer, according to investigators. He reportedly was not wearing a seatbelt.

Loya was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

Alcohol was not believed to be a factor in the accident, according to the FHP. No further information was immediately available.

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