Florida Highway Patrol Patrick Ambroise was parked on the shoulder of the Florida Turnpike, most likely running a radar on traffic, when his patrol car was hit from behind by a Lexus. The collision sparked a fire in the patrol car, and the officer died on the scene. The accident happened around 8:30 on Saturday night.
Nineteen-year-old Jonathan Garcia was driving the car that hit Ambroise. The Lexus did not catch fire, but Garcia was airlifted to Jackson Memorial and remains in the hospital.
Ambroise, a four-year veteran, leaves behind a wife and two little girls, a 5-year-old and a 3-month-old. [WSVN]
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