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Video: Florida Highway Patrol Trooper, 2 Others Killed in Weekend Crash

May 05, 2014  | 

VIDEO: Florida Highway Patrol Trooper, 2 Others Killed in Collision

A nine-year veteran of the Florida Highway Patrol, a tow-truck driver and a pedestrian were killed in a crash Saturday on Interstate 75 near Ocala.

The Orlando Sentinel is reporting trooper Chelsea Renee Richard, 30, stopped near mile marker 341 on southbound I-75 at 1:40 p.m. after two cars crashed in the area. Both cars were pulled off the highway onto the shoulder.

About 20 minutes later, Richard was talking with the tow-truck driver, John Duggan, 57, of Levy County, and the father of one of the drivers, when a pickup truck veered onto the shoulder striking all three. The other man killed is identified as George Robert Phillip, 52, of Ocala.

Tags: Officer Safety, Officer Down, Florida Highway Patrol, Traffic Accidents, FHP


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Renee C @ 5/6/2014 4:46 AM

smh...lives lost due to some distraction or ailment. Curious to know what the pickup driver was doing at the time of impact. Texting, talking on phone, drinking or having a heart attack. Senseless deaths!!

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