Deputy dies in car crash after leaving hurricane shelter

HARDEE COUNTY, Florida (CNN) - Hardee County Sheriff’s Deputy Julie Bridges was killed in a head-on collision while driving home from an all-night shift at a hurricane shelter, Hardee County Sheriff Arnold Lanier told CNN.

Bridges, 42, was on her way home to pick up belongings, when her vehicle collided with another car around 6:30 a.m. ET, Lanier said.

Bridges was a 13-year veteran with the Hardee County Sheriff’s Office. She was planning on returning to work another shift this morning when she was killed.


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