A 72-year-old Uber driver has been charged in a fatal crash involving a Seminole County deputy.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers said Robert Williams, 72, ran a red light and caused the death of his passenger, Corey Allicock, 28, in December.
Troopers said when Williams ran the red light, Deputy Scott Sullivan of the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office was heading east on State Road 434 on the inside lane.
Williams, meanwhile, was going north on Ronald Reagan Boulevard and struck Sullivan’s cruiser in the intersection.
Allicock was killed and Sullivan suffered minor injuries.
Investigators said they figured out Williams ran a red light by reviewing surveillance video from a nearby Walgreens and CVS Pharmacy.
A report said Sullivan was on his way to a domestic disturbance call.
Investigators said crash data taken from the cruiser allegedly shows Sullivan was going 56 miles per hour without a seatbelt on.
The report also said Sullivan did not have his emergency lights or sirens on.
A spokesperson said Sullivan will not be penalized because state law gives law enforcement officers the right to speed on the way to certain calls.
The Sheriff’s Office has not said if the deputy will face any internal penalties.
Williams is scheduled to be in court in June.
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