Orlando Semi Driver Crushed by Steel Beams in Freak Crash with Fire Truck

A semi driver killed Wednesday after he was crushed when his load shifted while yielding to a fire truck near St. Cloud was identified by the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office this week.

The 32-year-old Orlando driver stopped his semi abruptly to yield to an Osceola County fire truck turning onto Narcoossee Road with its lights on and sirens blaring, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

Witnesses told troopers the firetruck stopped at a stop sign on Yukon Street just before it turned onto Narcoossee Road.

1350388493_cc153b3574_mThe FHP claims that when the semi driver hit the brakes, the steel beams he was carrying moved and crushed him.

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