A Tampa man was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Brevard County Wednesday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The crash happened at 3:30 p.m. at MM 163, just north of Indian River County.
Officials say a semi-truck carrying thousands of gallons of hydrogen peroxide and dozens of gallons of diesel fuel had a tire thread separation, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle and crash into a 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe.
The semi overturned and caught fire. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
His identity has not been released.
Two occupants in the Hyundai, 69-year-old Robert Racicot and 61-year-old Celina Rue of Canada, were taken to Holmes Regional Hospital for treatment of their injuries.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
**VEHICLE COLLISION** I95 MM163 NB. Micco. Tractor trailer v vehicle. Tractor trailer involved in fire. Palm Bay FD and BCFR on scene with multiple units. Expect delays and find alt route. pic.twitter.com/8KVqFE7vvU
— BCFRpio (@BCFRpio) January 31, 2018