Man Struck by Semi-Truck After Car Breaks Down on Hwy 192 in Florida
OSCEOLA COUNTY, FL. – A man was struck by a semi-truck after his vehicle broke down on U.S. Highway 192 in Florida, according to an online news report posted to aroundosceola.com. The man, who was fatally injured in the accident, has been identified by Florida officials.*
Reports indicate a 2002 Hyundai (model not reported) was traveling east on U.S. 192 in Osceola County, Florida, and somehow broke down. The vehicle appeared to be disabled and was stopped partway in the outside lane of the highway. It is not clear what caused the Hyundai to break down.
The driver of the Hyundai got out of the vehicle and was standing in or near a lane of travel on the roadway. A passing 2004 semi-truck (make and model not reported) that was traveling east in the outside lane then struck both the Hyundai and the driver of the Hyundai.
The Hyundai driver sustained severe injuries and did not survive. Officials pronounced him deceased at the scene. He has been identified as 29-year-old Mathew Greenberg, of Fort Pierce, Florida. It does not appear that anyone else was in the Hyundai at the time that it broke down.
The driver of the semi-truck has been identified as 39-year-old Oren Windross, of Margate, Florida. It does not appear that Windross was injured in the wreck, but this has not been confirmed.
Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating the collision, and Troopers have not released additional information to the media at this time.
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