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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