December 31, 2016

No major injuries in deputy involved crash

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a crash in the early morning hours involving a deputy’s patrol vehicle and two other cars at the 16 mile marker of Highway U.S. One.

There were no major injuries involved in the crash. Deputy Daniel Hill reported that he was northbound at 12:30 a.m., returning to his Marathon duty post after transporting a prisoner from Marathon to the Stock Island Detention Center. He said he saw an oncoming vehicle pull into his lane of travel and it was too late to avoid the crash.

When other deputies arrived at the scene, they found Deputy Hill’s patrol car upside down in the roadway. He had gotten out of the vehicle, uninjured, and had gone to render aid to the occupants of the other vehicles.

The road was closed for approximately two hours as the Florida Highway Patrol investigated the circumstances of the crash. That agency will be releasing more information as they complete their investigation.

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