GROVELAND — Investigators are trying to determine if fog contributed to a fatal crash Monday morning that left a Leesburg man dead after his vehicle and three others smashed into a semi.

The crash occurred around 5:50 a.m. near Groveland while it was dark and foggy, Sgt. Kim Montes, a spokeswoman for the Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman, said Tuesday.

Montes said the truck driver, Tyrone Ivy, 43, of Orlando, was stopped facing east on Independence Boulevard and reportedly began to make a left turn onto U.S. Highway 27 when his truck was struck by the four vehicles that were heading south.

According to investigators, a witness said he couldn’t see any of the vehicles and could only hear the crash.

Montes said investigators will take statements from the drivers and witnesses to determine if fog was a contributing factor.

“Anytime we have a crash, we look at weather conditions,” she said.

Montes said Ivy, who was hauling food supplies, told investigators he thought he had enough time to make the turn. 

Ivy nor his passenger, Reynaldo Echevarria, 40, of Fruitland Park, were injured in the crash.

Kevin Cottle, 21, of Leesburg, died at the scene.

Shannon Hennessy, 26, of Leesburg, was taken to South Lake Hospital; and Terry Fletcher, 62, of Lady Lake, to Orlando Regional Medical Center with serious injuries after their vehicles struck the truck's trailer. Hennessy was listed in stable condition Tuesday and no updated was available on Fletcher.

Lawrence Weimer, 28, of Orlando, and his passenger, Justin Watson, 31 of Fruitland Park, who were in the fourth vehicle that hit the semi, only suffered minor injuries.