Tow truck driver killed in Osceola County turnpike crash

An Orlando tow truck driver was killed in an Osceola County crash on Florida's Turnpike after hitting a semi-truck on Friday.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, the 48-year-old tow truck driver, who was towing a vehicle, was driving southbound on the turnpike in the left lane. Witnesses told troopers that the tow truck driver then traveled into the right land and hit the the right side of the semi-truck's trailer. The tow truck driver then drove to the left and off the roadway, where he hit a tree. 

The tow truck driver was pronounced dead on scene. He was not identified in the report because his family had not yet been notified. The semi-truck driver, German Salgado, 56, of St. Cloud, was not injured.

The crash remains under investigation.