FWC Officer Kyle Patterson, 35, and 24-year-old wrong-way driver both die when their cars collide at South Header Canal Road and Okeechobee Road in Fort Pierce, Florida
The crash happened at 12:11 p.m. at the intersection of South Header Canal Road and Okeechobee Road, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
The woman was killed. The driver of the FWC vehicle, identified as 35-year-old Kyle Patterson, was also killed. He was on-duty at the time of the crash.
The Florida Highway Patrol said a 24-year-old woman from Tampa was driving a Kia sedan the wrong way — eastbound in the westbound lanes of Okeechobee Road — and collided head-on with an unmarked FWC vehicle, which was a Ford pickup truck.
Family, friends and kids whose lives were impacted by one man, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission senior investigator Kyle Patterson, showed up at a vigil one day after he died in a crash.