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Florida Trooper, Pat-Med High Grad Chelsea Richard Killed in Crash

Chelsea Richard, 30, is killed while working on Saturday.

Chelsea Richard died while working at a crash scene Saturday afternoon. (Photo courtesy of Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles)
Chelsea Richard died while working at a crash scene Saturday afternoon. (Photo courtesy of Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles)

A Florida Highway Patrol trooper from Long Island was killed Saturday after being struck by a pickup truck while working at a crash scene, according to a First Coast News report.  

Chelsea Richard, a 2001 Patchogue-Medford High School graduate, had responded to a two-car crash on I-75 in Marion County at 1:40 p.m., the report says.

Both vehicles were pulled onto the shoulder when another accident occurred in the area, sending a pickup truck crashing into Richard, a tow truck driver and a pedestrian. Richard, 30, and the tow truck driver were pronounced dead at the scene and the pedestrian died later at the hospital, the report says. 

According to a wftv.com report, troopers are looking into whether the driver of the pickup truck was impaired at the time of the crash, but no charges have been filed.

Richard joined the Florida Highway Patrol in 2005. She leaves behind a 4-year-old son. 


Rollo Tomasi May 05, 2014 at 09:55 AM
Thank you for your service...RIP...:'(
Amanda Dossey Cristian Luzuriaga May 06, 2014 at 02:47 PM
We will never forget you Chelsea. We all love and miss you. RIP

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