Florida deputy dies in traffic crash

Posted at 6:43 PM, Jul 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-21 18:43:19-04

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff's deputy died after his patrol car crashed into a pickup truck as he responded to a domestic violence call.

Broward County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright said the crash happened early Sunday in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Deerfield Beach. The deputy's name has not been released.

Coleman-Wright said the pickup truck driver's injuries are not life threatening. The cause of the crash is under investigation and further information was not immediately available.