Florida Deputy and Corrections Officer Killed From Hurricane Irma

People wait in line to enter a shelter in Estero near Fort Myers on Florida's west coast

- A Florida deputy returning home from helping at an evacuation shelter during Hurricane Irma and a corrections officer heading to his shift were killed in a head-on vehicle crash Sunday morning, the Miami Herald reports.

It was not yet known if the crash was directly related to the approach of Hurricane Irma along the west coast of Florida. That person, Sgt. Joseph Ossman, was a 21-year veteran of the Florida Department of Corrections.

He was driving westbound on State Road 66 when the front of his vehicle struck a marked sheriff's deputy auto carrying Bridges at 6:35 a.m.in Hardee County, Florida Highway Patrol said.

"She worked the shelter all night and was going home to retrieve some more items and then go back to the shelter", Sheriff Arnold Lanier told the Herald-Advocate.

Officials are investigating if the weather conditions from Irma played a factor. He was headed for duty at the Hardee Correctional Institution. "My heart goes out their families and the entire law enforcement and correctional community", Florida Governor Rick Scott said in a statement.

The truck was carrying a generator, ABC News reported. Courtesy of MSNBC and YouTube.

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