Deputy airlifted in Orange City crash; motorist dead in 2nd accident

BREAKING NEWS / NSB News is New Smyrna Beach's 24/7 Internet newspaper accessed by NSBNews.net

ORANGE CITY -- A Volusia County deputy was airlifted to Halifax Health Medical Center after his cruiser was struck by another motorist just before 6 this morning on Graves Avenue and an hour later, a motorist was killed in yet another accident on Ohio Avenue, according to initial reports from the Florida Highway Patrol.

The deputy was northbound on 17-92 when a southbound car turning left on Graves Avenue struck his driver's-side door. His injuries are not considered life threatening, but he was airlefted by the Sheriff's Air-One helicopter just to be on the safe side. The deputy's name wasn't immediately available.

The driver of the other vehicle was injured as well, troopers said. No information has been released on that driver, though they said the deputy was not at fault since the civilian made an improper turn.

No information has yet been released on the circumstances that led to the death of a m,otorist in the second accident. That victim's identity has not been released.

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