A Florida deputy was killed Saturday morning after a blown tire caused a semi tractor-trailer to collide with his patrol car on Interstate 95 in Brevard County, reports the Bradenton Herald.

Deputy Kevin Stanton was killed when a semi tractor-trailer collided with his patrol car. (Photo: Brevard County Sheriff's Office)

Deputy Kevin Stanton was killed when a semi tractor-trailer collided with his patrol car. (Photo: Brevard County Sheriff's Office)

Brevard County (FL) Sheriff's Office Deputy Kevin Stanton, 32, of Titusville was killed in the crash at 5:10 a.m., according to the Florida Highway Patrol. He was a training officer for the sheriff's office and had been with the agency for more than a decade, officials said.

The right front tire of the semi, which was loaded with car parts, sustained a tread separation, and the truck veered into the path of the deputy's cruiser, the FHP said. Both vehicles were southbound near mile marker 227.

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