At this time, it is not known what factor Hurricane Irma and related weather conditions played in the crash.
Florida Highway Patrol says two drivers were killed in a head-on crash in Hardee County Sunday morning at 6:46.
Julie Ann Bridges, a 42-year-old Hardee County deputy who was on duty, was driving her marked patrol auto eastbound on her way home when the front of her auto collided with Ossman's vehicle, the Highway Patrol said. Bridges had been working at a shelter opened up in the county and was returning home to get more items before heading back to the shelter. He worked for the department for 21 years, Corrections Secretary Julie Jones said.
No other vehicles were involved and both Bridges and Ossman were the sole occupants of their vehicles, police said.
Death toll in Mexico natural disaster rises to 90
Residents sleep in a shelter in the aftermath of a massive quake , in Juchitan, Oaxaca state, Mexico , late Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. The quake occurred near the point of collision between three tectonic plates, the Cocos, the Caribbean and the North American.
The incident took place at State Road 66 and Old Crewsville Road in Hardee County. Other details had not yet been released. An unnamed sergeant at the Hardee Correctional Institute also died. "It is because of their work we are able to live in a state where people can raise their families safely".
The truck was carrying a generator, ABC News reported.
A total of at least 25 people have died as a result of the hurricane.