Deputy cited in two-car crash

OKEECHOBEE — No one was seriously injured in a two-car accident involving a deputy with the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO).

An OCSO report stated the Oct. 24 crash occurred around 11:53 p.m. as Deputy Timothy Miller was making a left turn into a convenience store at 2398 S.R. 70 W.

Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Timothy Miller was involved in a two-car crash Saturday, Oct. 24, around 11:53 p.m. on S.R. 70 West. The deputy apparently turned into the path of an oncoming Range Rover as he was turning into the Town Star Convenience Store. Deputy Miller was cited for failure to yield the right of way. Photo by Okeechobee News/Eric Kopp.

Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Timothy Miller was involved in a two-car crash Saturday, Oct. 24, around 11:53 p.m. on S.R. 70 West. The deputy apparently turned into the path of an oncoming Range Rover as he was turning into the Town Star Convenience Store. Deputy Miller was cited for failure to yield the right of way. Photo by Okeechobee News/Eric Kopp.

According to the incident report, Deputy Miller was turning into the Town Star Convenience Store when he pulled in front of an oncoming 2015 Range Rover that was eastbound.

The left front of the deputy’s Chevrolet Impala struck the front driver’s side fender of the Range Rover.

According to the report, Deputy Miller was issued a traffic citation for failure to yield the right of way, said OCSO Major Noel Stephen.

The driver of the Range Rover was Janine Sigismondi and her passenger was Evgeny Plat.

All of those involved were taken to Raulerson Hospital where they were treated and released.

Deputy Miller sustained an abrasion to his left eye as well as some scrapes and bruising to his left forearm.

Once the occupants of the Range Rover were released from the hospital, they were taken to their residence in Fort Pierce by OCSO Deputy Cody Hurst.

Eric Kopp is a staff writer for the Okeechobee News

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