Driver killed when moped hits rear of truck

A 48-year-old Polk County man was killed Saturday when his moped hit the rear of a truck, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The Auburndale resident, whose name was not released, was northbound on Apopka-Vineland Road a little after 4 p.m. when he struck the back of a tractor-trailer that was stopped in the left lane for traffic, troopers said.

The truck driver, Jada Sullivan, 32, of Orlando, and passengers Brian Peterson, 21, of Winter Park, and Marcus Durham, 25, of Orlando were not hurt.

The crash happened about a block south of Conroy-Windermere Road.

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