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A man was killed after a deputy caused a multi-vehicle crash, the Florida Highway Patrol said. (Photo: WFTV.com)
A man was killed after a deputy caused a multi-vehicle crash, the Florida Highway Patrol said. (Photo: WFTV.com)

A man was killed Friday morning in a multivehicle crash involving an Osceola County deputy, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

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Troopers said three cars were stopped at a red light, but the deputy behind those drivers failed to stop and slammed into the back of a pickup truck.

Troopers said the driver of the pickup truck was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where he died.

The deputy was taken to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

Pictures from the scene showed the mangled front of a deputy’s cruiser and three other vehicles that had been damaged.

No other details were released.

Troopers are still investigating.