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Florida deputy dies in traffic crash, cause under investigation

Posted at 11:33 AM, Jul 21, 2019

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.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook that it happened around 3 a.m. on Sunday in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Deerfield Beach. The deputy’s name has not been released.

As the deputy made his way through an intersection, he crashed with a Toyota Tundra. The deputy was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The sheriff's office says the truck driver is in the hospital in stable condition.

The cause of the crash is under investigation and further information was not immediately available.