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Driver dies in fiery crash with semi-trailer in Plant City


An unidentified driver was killed after running a red light and crashing into a semi-trailer in Plant City, causing the car to burst into flames.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the driver of a 2001 Honda Civic ran a red light while driving westbound on Knights Griffin Road.

The driver entered the intersection of Knights Griffin Road and State Road 39 and crashed into a semi-trailer driven by Mack O’Dell Toole, 63, of Lakeland, who was traveling northbound on State Road 39, the FHP said

The Civic was driven underneath the semi-trailer and burst into flames, the FHP said.

The driver of the Civic died at the scene, the FHP said.

Toole was not injured.

An investigation is ongoing.