Central Florida Deputy Among 2 Killed in Car Crash Sunday

A sheriff’s deputy in Central Florida was one of two people killed after she was involved in a car crash while gathering supplies for a shelter opened up for Hurricane Irma evacuees.

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The Florida Highway Patrol confirmed the crash took place Sunday morning in Hardee County, located east of Sarasota. A press release from FHP said the deputy died after a crash with another vehicle driven by a Department of Corrections officer who was heading to work.

NBC affiliate WFLA-TV reported the deputy was Julie Bridges, a 13-year-veteran of the department. Bridges had been working at a shelter opened up in the county and was returning home to get more items before heading back to the shelter.

Officials have not said if weather played a factor in the crash.

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