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A Broward County Sheriff’s Office deputy en route to a domestic violence report died in an early morning crash in Deerfield Beach.
BSO spokesperson Veda Coleman-Wright said the crash between the deputy and a pickup truck driver occurred at Southwest 10th Street and Military Trail at about 3 a.m. Sunday.
“He and another deputy, driving separate BSO vehicles, were headed southbound on Military Trail approaching the intersection of Southwest 10th Street. As the first BSO vehicle made its way through the intersection, it crashed with a Toyota Tundra that was headed eastbound on Southwest 10th Street,” BSO wrote in a statement. “The second BSO deputy, who witnessed the crash, immediately called for help.”
The deputy and the man in the Toyota Tundra were transported to Broward Health North, Coleman-Wright said. The deputy died as a result of his injuries. The pickup truck driver was stabilized in the hospital and his injuries are not considered life-threatening.
“As you can imagine, this is a devastating time for all of us,” Coleman-Wright said.
The deputy was with BSO for about a year and four months in the Deerfield Beach district, Coleman-Wright added.
“This morning our hearts are heavy. The Broward Sheriff’s Office family is grieving the loss of a #BSO deputy who died after being involved in an on-duty crash early Sunday morning. We ask for thoughts and prayers,” BSO wrote on Twitter.
Other law enforcement agencies shared condolences on social media.
“Extending my deepest condolences to Sheriff Gregory Tony, @browardsheriff and family for the loss of the Deputy. May the Deputy Rest In Peace. #FallenHero,” Miami-Dade Police Department Director Juan Perez wrote on Twitter.
“My deepest condolences are with the @browardsheriff over the tragic loss of one of their deputies this morning. We grieve alongside our brothers & sisters in blue,” Miami Police Department Police Chief Jorge Colina wrote on Twitter.
“HPD extends our deepest condolences to the grieving family, friends and colleagues of the deputy,” the Hollywood Police Department wrote on Twitter.