WATCH LIVE: Funeral for Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Tracy Vickers Killed In Crash
By Sarah Wilson – WFTV // October 3, 2019
died Friday in crash along eastbound State Road 408
WATCH: Funeral for Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Tracy Vickers, who was killed in a crash on State Road 408 in Orlando last Friday.
ABOVE VIDEO: A Florida Highway Patrol trooper died Friday in a crash along eastbound State Road 408, officials confirmed.
ORLANDO, FLORIDA (WFTV) – A Florida Highway Patrol trooper died Friday in a crash along eastbound State Road 408, officials confirmed.
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles identified the trooper as Tracy Vickers. The department said Vickers served as a trooper for four years and also previously served in the Navy.
Read the department’s full statement below:
“The entire FLHSMV family and his FHP brothers and sisters are heartbroken today as we mourn the loss of Trooper Tracy Vickers. Trooper Vickers was a leader within the patrol and his troop and served as a Field Training Officer, training and mentoring new troopers. He served central Florida and the state for just over 4 years, selflessly protecting Florida’s citizens and visitors. Please keep his family in your prayers.”
– FLHSMV Executive Director Terry L. Rhodes
– FHP Colonel Gene Spaulding
Col. Gene Spaulding held a news conference to talk about Vickers’ legacy in the department. Spaulding said Vickers served as a field training officer and on FHP’s Quick Response Force.
“He was a mentor,” Spaulding said.
Troopers confirmed that Vickers’ patrol vehicle was involved in the crash around 6 a.m. in the eastbound lanes near the Conway Road exit.
Lt. Kim Montes said initial reports indicate that the patrol car hit construction equipment and a truck carrying construction equipment.
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