Man riding motorcycle killed in crash with garbage truck in Apopka: FHP

An Orlando man is dead after his motorcycle collided head-on with a garbage truck in Apopka Tuesday morning, authorities said.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a garbage truck was being driven southbound on Sheeler Avenue approaching E Semoran Boulevard when it attempted to make a left turn.

At the same time, troopers said the motorcyclist was traveling northbound through the intersection, and as a result, both vehicles collided. 

The 57-year-old motorcyclist was taken to AdventHealth Apopka Hospital where he died of his injuries.

The 51-year-old driver of the garbage truck was not hurt and remained at the scene.