Driver killed after running into back of dump truck in Orange County, troopers say

A man is dead following a crash involving a dump truck in Orange County on Friday morning, troopers said.

The crash happened shortly after 5:30 a.m. on Jones Avenue near Jewel Foliage Road, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The driver of a Chevrolet Silverado was traveling westbound on Jones Avenue when troopers said it entered the eastbound lane to pass a vehicle. 

When the truck reentered the westbound lane, FHP said he did not stop for a dump truck slowing ahead and ultimately struck the back of it.

Troopers said the driver – identified as a 30-year-old man from Astatula – was driving above the posted speed limit when the crash happened. 

He was taken to a local hospital where he died. The driver of the dump truck was not hurt.