Police officer on patrol in Florida killed in ATV crash

MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - Authorities said a Florida police officer is dead following an ATV crash.

Miami-Dade police office killed n ATV crash | Image Source: WPLG / CNN VAN

Miami-Dade police said the officer was patrolling an area near a canal Wednesday afternoon when he hit a tree.

Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez said officers had been in the area west of Cutler Bay following nuisance and theft complaints by residents. The officer had been called to an enforcement action just before the crash.

The crash is being investigated. The officer's name wasn't immediately released because officials were still trying to notify members of his family.

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