Thonotosassa, Florida -- One person is dead after an SUV and dump truck collided on US 301 Thursday morning.
Based upon the preliminary information, the Florida Highway Patrol says a Ford Expedition was traveling southbound on US 301 north of Franklin Road, when for unknown reasons, it veered into the northbound lane.
The Expedition drove into the path of the oncoming dump truck, and the two vehicles collided head-on. The Expedition thenbecame engulfed in flames, and the driver died at the scene.
The driver of the dump truck sustained minor injuries and was not taken to the hospital.
The identity of the killed driver has not been released, pending notification of next of kin.