FORT PIERCE, FL – A wrong-way collision in St. Lucie County Thursday left two people dead, including a Florida Wildlife and Conservation Commission officer.
WPTV reports the incident took place at S. Header Canal Road and Okeechobee Road at 12:11 p.m. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a woman was driving a Kia sedan east in the westbound lanes on Okeechobee Road and crashed head-on into an unmarked FWC vehicle, a pickup truck.
Both drivers were killed in the wreck. The Kia driver was a 24-year-old Tampa resident. The FWC officer was a 35-year-old man who was on duty at the time. His name was not immediately released.
State troopers are investigating the cause of the accident.
The FWC released a statement about the officer who was killed that read in part, “His family is asking for privacy during this time, and we ask everyone for their support and prayers for his family, friends and all of our FWC officers who are incredibly saddened by his death. Florida has lost a hero for public safety and conservation today.”
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