Brevard deputy killed in crash with semi on I-95, officials say

Video: Brevard County deputy killed in crash on I-95, officials say

TITUSVILLE, Fla. — A Brevard County deputy was killed early Saturday during a crash involving a semitruck, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said the crash occurred on I-95 southbound near mile marker 217 in Titusville, just north of State Road 50, at around 5:10 a.m.

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Field Training Officer Kevin Stanton was driving his marked patrol car when a semitruck hit and killed the deputy, Sheriff Wayne Ivey said.

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Troopers said a tire blew out on the semitruck, causing the driver to lose control and crash into the patrol car.

The crash closed all southbound lanes of I-95 for several hours.

Stanton had been with the Sheriff's Office for more than 10 years, Ivey said.

The truck driver was not injured in the crash, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.