A 66-year-old man died in a fiery, head-on collision on U.S. 301 at Dead River Road in Thonotosassa Wednesday morning, officials said.
The traffic incident occurred shortly after 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
A 1999 Chrysler van driven by Robert Staehle, 66, of Tampa, was traveling north on U.S. 301 when it crossed into the southbound lane.
The Chrysler collided head-on into a 1983 semi-tractor trailer driven by Diomithis Koukos, 61, of Spring Hill.
On impact the Chrysler caught fire and burned. The semi traveled into a wooded area off the west shoulder of the road.
Staehle died on the scene, the Florida Highway Patrol said.