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Empty semi in Florida hits van, leaving 6 dead

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INDIAN LAKE ESTATES, Fla. (AP) — An empty tractor-trailer slammed into a van and burst into flames Friday, leaving six people dead.

All five people in the van died at the scene, officials said. The truck driver, who was thrown out, was flown to an Orlando hospital where he later died, Highway Patrol spokesman Larry Coggins said.

He said the truck crossed the center line and crashed into the van, which was hauling a trailer. The cab of the truck and van burst into flames.

The truck driver had just dropped off a load of oranges at a processing plant when the accident occurred, Coggins said.