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Construction vehicle collision on SR-429 kills worker


Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol responded to a single-vehicle collision on SR 429 in Orange County early Thursday morning, resulting in the death of a construction worker.

According to the FHP report, at approximately 12:25 am, a construction vehicle, driven by a 62-year-old Apopka man, was in an active construction zone on the southbound State Road 429 exit ramp to mile marker 26 (West Road). The exit ramp was closed to traffic for a planned construction project.

At the same time, a construction worker (a 22-year-old Sanford man), was walking in a northerly direction within the center lane of the roadway in the active construction work zone.

The driver began backing in a northerly direction on the exit ramp in an attempt to release materials onto the roadway for the construction project. He told the FHP he did not see the construction worker walking in the roadway. As a result, the back of the vehicle struck the worker.

The worker was transported to AdventHealth Apopka Hospital and pronounced deceased. The driver was uninjured.

The crash remains under investigation. The FHP{ did not release the names of the deceased driver or the deceased worker.

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Florida Highway Patrol, Fatal Collision, State Road 429, Orange County, Apopka