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Veteran Sergeant Killed In Single Vehicle Crash

Veteran Sergeant Killed In Single Vehicle Crash

The Orlando Sentinal via YellowBrix

February 17, 2011

DELRAY BEACH, FL – A Delray Beach police officer was killed early Thursday when his patrol car hit a tree outside Boca Raton, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

The accident happened shortly after 6:15 a.m. near Southwest 18th Street and Boca Rio Road.

The officer, who hasn’t been identified, was driving eastbound on 18th Street when, for unknown reasons, it slammed into a tree on the roadway’s median, said PBSO spokeswoman Teri Barbera.

The officer was taken to Delray Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, Barbera said.

The Delray Beach Police Department has scheduled a news conference for 10:30 a.m. Thursday.


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