From the Florida Highway Patrol

Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol responded to a two-vehicle collision in Charlotte County this morning that resulted in the death of a driver.

According to the FHP report, at approximately 10:38 am, a semi-tractor/trailer driven by a 50-year-old Hialeah man was traveling east on Bermont Road near the intersection of Chiquita Drive. A second semi-tractor/trailer driven by a 50-year-old Miami Gardens man was traveling west on Bermont Road.

As the vehicles converged, the first semi crossed the center line and collided with the second semi. The first semi came to rest on the north grass shoulder, while the second semi came to rest on the south grass shoulder.

The driver of the first semi was pronounced deceased on the scene. The second driver received minor injuries, according to the report.

The FHP did not release the names of the drivers, and the crash is still under investigation.

This is an update of a breaking news story and will be updated again if more details are learned.

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