Georgia State Patrol trooper killed during severe storms

- An off-duty Georgia State Patrol trooper was killed in an accident in Crisp County Monday afternoon as powerful storms ripped through Georgia. 

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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. 

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"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. 

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