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TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol says a Brevard County Sheriff’s Office deputy was killed in a crash with a semi-truck.

The crash happened on Interstate 95 southbound early Saturday morning.

The Orlando Sentinel reports 32-yar-old Deputy Kevin Stanton was in a marked patrol car driving to work in Viera when a semi-truck traveling in the lane next to him suffered a tire tread separation.

The truck, which was loaded with car parts, immediately swerved into the path of Stanton’s patrol car.

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Stanton was declared dead at the scene.

Stanton, of Titusville, had worked for the sheriff’s office for 11 years. He was a field training officer who educated new deputies, and he had received many letters of commendation, commendable services awards and was nominated for a Life Saving Award

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Information from: Orlando Sentinel, http://www.orlandosentinel.com/