Collier County, FL (February 22, 2021) - A Miccosukee police officer is dead after a crash on I-75 on Sunday morning. The crash happened just after 1:00 a.m.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the officer was operating his patrol car westbound on I-75 near mile marker 51 when a tire blew out. The vehicle then veered off the roadway and traveled into the median before it rolled over several times and came to rest. The officer, who was not immediately identified, was thrown from the car and landed in the median. He was pronounced dead at the scene by rescue crews. No other injuries were reported in the accident.
There is no additional information available at this time.
A fatal car accident in Florida takes place about once every three hours. While most crashes involve negligent actions by one or more drivers, some accidents occur due to equipment malfunctions. Tire blowouts can happen suddenly and without warning and can place drivers in a very perilous position. A careful investigation into the crash is required in order to determine the precise cause of the blowout.
We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family of the officer who was killed in this car accident in Collier County.
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