Hi All ... I came across another first responder fatality near Gainsville, Florida.  The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that led to the death of one of its own Saturday evening.

According to the agency, Master Sgt. William T. Bishop, 52, of Lake City, was standing outside his patrol car around 6:36 p.m. June 17. Bishop was assisting a motorist from Miami that had been involved in a previous crash. Master Sergeant Bishop was a 30-year veteran.

As Bishop was outside his patrol car, troopers say John C. Sams, 67, of Lady Lake and Michael T. Korta, 46, of Tampa were heading southbound on Interstate 75. Korta was ahead of Sams in the center lane, a highway patrol report said. For reasons that have not been explained, troopers say Korta and Sams’ vehicles collided. Bishop was hit during the secondary collision. Bishop was taken to Shands Hospital, but was pronounced dead, the patrol said.

Another senseless first responder death because another motorist failed to slow down or move over. My condolences and sympathy go out to Master Sergeant Bishop’s family and his agency.   R.


Edited 1 time by TowZone 06/19/2017 6:11 PM.