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Central Florida Deputy Among 2 Killed in Car Crash Sunday

Three Dead As Hurricane Irma Batters Florida – Sheriffs

The other driver, a corrections officer on his way to work in a private vehicle, was also killed, Lanier said. The Sheriff's Office said she was driving home to pick up some items, then returning to the shelter.

Hardee County Sheriff Arnold Lanier said Julie Bridges was a 13-year veteran of his office.

The incident took place at State Road 66 and Old Crewsville Road in Hardee County.

No other details have been released.

Hardee County was in a curfew at the time of the accident. He was headed for duty at the Hardee Correctional Institution.

"Florida Governor Rick Scott said in a statement, "I am heartbroken to learn of the loss of these two individuals in a traffic accident today". "My heart goes out their families and the entire law enforcement and correctional community". Sheriff Grady Judd shares a warning, courtesy of Fox News and YouTube.

Hurricane Irma has claimed the lives of four Florida residents, just hours after it made landfall in Cudjoe Key as a Category 4 storm.

These are the first three Irma-related deaths in Florida.