Sheriff's deputy among 1st Florida deaths from Hurricane Irma

Hardee County Deputy Julie Bridges and Sgt. Joseph Osmann a corrections officer were killed in a head-on crash Sunday morning

Florida Highway Patrol says two drivers were killed in a head-on crash in Hardee County Sunday morning at 6:46.

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Bridges, 42, was on her way home to pick up belongings, when her vehicle collided with another auto around 6:30 a.m. ET, Lanier said. Sgt. Ossman, a 21-year veteran, was driving to work with the crash occurred, the Miami Herald reported.

The crash happened Sunday morning at the intersection of State Route 66 and Old Trueswald Road.

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Hardee County is an interior county in Florida southeast of Tampa. He was headed for duty at the Hardee Correctional Institution. "It is because of their work we are able to live in a state where people can raise their families safely". "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.

Additional details about the crash - such as exactly when or where it occurred and whether weather conditions from Hurricane Irma played a factor - were not immediately released.

A total of at least 25 people have died as a result of the hurricane.

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