Orange County deputy, K9 in marked patrol vehicle injured in crash, troopers say

Both the deputy, K9 are OK, sheriff’s office says

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – An Orange County deputy and K9 in a marked patrol vehicle had minor injuries in a crash when it overturned after being struck by a car, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said the crash happened Tuesday around 3 p.m. near Chickasaw Trail and William C. Coleman Drive.

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According to a crash report, a Volkswagen Jetta was traveling south on Chickasaw Trail while the deputy was traveling west in a marked Chevrolet Tahoe along with a K9 on William C. Coleman Drive.

Troopers said the driver of the Jetta, a 17-year-old Orlando boy, had a green light and did not see the patrol vehicle enter the intersection when he struck the right back of the Tahoe.

The impact of the crash caused the patrol vehicle to overturn.

The deputy was taken to the hospital with minor injuries and the K9 was taken to the veterinarian, FHP said. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said both the deputy and K9 are OK.

The crash remains under investigation.

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