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Procession begins for Pinellas County Deputy Michael Hartwick

A procession for Pinellas County Deputy Michael Hartwick has begun. The late deputy will go from the Medical Examiner's Office to a Tarpon Springs funeral home. The man suspected of killing a Pinellas County Sheriff's Office deputy in a hit-and-run crash on I-275 in St. Petersburg has been taken into custody, according to the sheriff's office. Deputies say Victor Vazquez-Real, 35, initially ran from the scene on foot. The sheriff's office said Deputy Michael Hartwick was called to help overnight construction crews to keep them safe. He got there around 10:30 p.m. Thursday. He had safety gear on when he got out of his car and was standing on the shoulder when he was hit by a front loader. The crash happened around 11 p.m. MORE: ►Subscribe: ►Website: ►Facebook: ►Twitter:
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