The Florida Highway Patrol is looking for a Sanford man who may have been involved in a deadly hit-and-run crash. The Orlando Sentinel reported two Sanford men were changing a flat tire along the Florida Turnpike near Mile Marker 166 on Monday evening when they were struck by a semi-truck.
Law enforcement believes a 68-year-old truck driver may have struck and killed the men with his truck while passing them on the highway. The truck driver is a subcontract worker for a trucking company in Kentucky. The company told the Orlando Sentinel they are unsure of the commercial truck driver’s whereabouts right now.
Police say the semi is a darker-colored 2006 Peterbilt with damage to the front passenger side. Authorities say his Illinois license plate tag reads P769293, and the numbers 13335 are displayed on both the right and left front side of the vehicle. The truck was hauling a Benson flatbed with an Illinois tag reading T495080.
If you or anyone you know has information about the crash or the whereabouts of the truck driver or his rig, please call FHP trooper Robert Ruiz at (772) 467-3703, ext. 3126.
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