ORLANDO, FL – Two big rig semi trucks were involved in a fatal truck accident involving a FedEx tractor trailer on the Florida Turnpike near Orlando, Florida on Friday, November 13, 2009 about 9:30 pm.
The driver of the FedEx truck was Jorge Dipre, 38 years old from Port St. Lucie, FL. The driver of the other semi truck was Carl W. Van Wasshnova, 54 years old from Port Orange, FL, who was killed in the accident.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) the FedEx semi truck was pulling two trailers and was driving northbound on the exit ramp to Orange Blossom Trail and another semi was hauling a load of hardware store products and was travelling on the southbound ramp when it crossed over the concrete median and guardrail and collided with the FedEx truck splitting the trailers in two. One of the severed trailers overturned onto the east shoulder of the exit ramp.
The FHP said that Van Wasshnova was taken by ambulance to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. According to the FHP he may have had a medical condition that caused him to lose control of his rig. The crash remains under investigation.
Dipre, the FedEx driver, was not injured in the accident.
Below is a Google street view of the Florida Turnpike. You can click and drag the mouse button to pan around the scene of the accident and get a feel for the lay of the land.
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