The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating an accident involving a Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle and a small electric vehicle this morning on the Boca Chica four lane, just north of the Boca Chica bridge.
Deputy Scott Ward was southbound going to a special duty detail at Higg’s Beach in Key West when the accident took place at 7:45 a.m. He reportedly ran into the rear of the small electric vehicle. The driver and only occupant of that vehicle was airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center in Miami by Monroe County’s Trauma Star helicopter. Deputy Ward was uninjured in the accident.
Southbound lanes of the highway are still closed as the investigation continues. Officers on the scene are alternating traffic in the northbound lanes.
Florida Highway Patrol will be the investigating agency and will be the agency to release any further details about the accident.