CRISP COUNTY, Ga. - An off-duty Georgia State Patrol trooper was killed in an accident in Crisp County Monday afternoon as powerful storms ripped through Georgia.
Authorities said Trooper Tyler Parker was driving his personal vehicle when he was involved in a single-car crash. His 3-year-old daughter was also in the truck at the time of the wreck. She was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
First responders believe Parker's truck hydroplaned as a line of powerful storms raced through the area.
"The Georgia State Patrol and the entire DPS family are heartbroken this morning," the Georgia Department of Public Safety said on Facebook Tuesday morning, sharing a photo of Parker with his daughter. "We thank you for your thoughts and prayers for his wife and family during this difficult time."
Trooper Parker was a graduate of the 98th Trooper School.