A driver was killed early Tuesday morning after striking the back of a tractor trailer at a red light.
A fatal accident brought much of Alexander Street and Reynolds Street to a halt early Tuesday morning.
Plant City Police Department’s Traffic Management Unit responded to the deadly scene on W. Reynolds Street, approximately 135 feet west of N. Alexander Street around 3:44 a.m. According to police, a 2005 Freightliner brand tractor, which was attached to a 53 foot enclosed trailer had performed its routine driving rules by stopping for a red traffic signal.
The vehicle was facing eastbound on W. Reynolds St. waiting for the light to turn green when a 2016 Honda CRV, which was also traveling eastbound, struck the rear of the trailer. Police said the reason for the Honda speeding directly into the back of the vehicle is currently unknown.
PCPD Spokesman Al Van Duyne said the driver of the Honda died at the scene from injuries sustained in the crash. The driver of the tractor trailer was uninjured in the accident. At this time there are no charges currently pending.
Reynolds Street was closed from Alexander Street to Plant Street for a decent portion of the morning as police continued the investigation.
This is an active investigation. Additional details to come.