News: Victim of fatal I-75 crash identified as Manatee County deputy

MANATEE COUNTY, FL – The victim of a fatal crash on Interstate 75 Sunday morning has been identified as a Manatee County deputy, Fox 13 News reports.

This is an update to a previous story.

The Florida Highway Patrol said 22-year-old deputy Antonio Hernandez was driving north on I-75 near the S.R. 64 exit at about 4:50 a.m. when another northbound driver beside him tried to change lanes.

The second vehicle, a van, struck the front of Hernandez’s car, sending it into a median and then crashing into a steel pole.

Hernandez was pronounced dead at Manatee Memorial Hospital. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office says he was off-duty at the time of the crash.

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