FHP: Collier County Sheriff’s deputy runs red light, causes crash

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NAPLES, Fla. Two people were hurt Tuesday morning when a Collier County Sheriff’s Office SUV ran a red light, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The wreck happened around 10:44 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Outer Drive near Sugden Regional Park, according to the FHP. The SUV collided with a white Audi Q5, FHP Lt. Greg Bueno said.

Both drivers sustained minor injuries and were taken to Naples Community Hospital, the FHP said.

The driver of the patrol car, 57-year-old Eddie Atkins of Naples, didn’t see the red light, according to the FHP. The sheriff’s office SUV hit the left side of the Audi, driven by 78-year-old Geraldine Miller of Naples.

Atkins received a citation for running the red light, the FHP said.

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