Florida Car Crash Kills Police Officer

On Monday afternoon, a three-vehicle crash in Lake Wales, Florida killed a police officer. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the crash occurred on State Road 25 and Jackson Street when the police officer was driving an SUV that traveled into the path of another vehicle. The officer attempted to avoid the auto crash and went into the path of the SUV, causing it to overturn.

The auto accident victim was thrown from his vehicle and passed away at the scene of the accident. The officer’s passenger suffered minor injuries, but no other injuries were reported.

The Florida Highway Patrol continues to investigate this deadly car accident.

Source: Lakeland officer killed in crash, ABC Action News, January 19, 2010
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