COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. (WSVN) — The Miccosukee Police Department is mourning the loss of one of their own after a cruiser crash in Collier County.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Miccosukee Police Officer Horacio Sebastián Dominguez was killed while heading west along Interstate 75, at around 1:20 a.m., Sunday.

Investigators said a rear tire blew out near Mile Marker 51, causing Dominguez to lose control of his cruiser. The vehicle rolled over several times before coming to rest on a median.

Dominguez was pronounced dead at the scene.

Miccosukee Police released a statement that reads in part, “Officer Horacio Sebastián Dominguez was a dedicated military veteran, marine and soldier, who served his country honorably and recently retired as a staff sergeant with the Army National Guard. He leaves behind a wife and young daughter.”

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