Georgia trooper killed, daughter critically injured in crash

Georgia State Patrol Trooper Tyler Parker was killed in a single-vehicle crash Monday night, according to the Georgia Department of Public Safety. His daughter was critically injured.
Georgia State Patrol Trooper Tyler Parker was killed in a single-vehicle crash Monday night, according to the Georgia Department of Public Safety. His daughter was critically injured.

Credit: Georgia Department of Public Safety

Credit: Georgia Department of Public Safety

Authorities have determined severe storms contributed to a crash that killed a Georgia State Patrol trooper and critically injured his daughter.

“The Georgia State Patrol and the entire DPS family are heartbroken this morning,” the agency said in a Facebook post. “Tyler Parker was killed in a single car accident while off-duty.”

The crash happened about 5:20 p.m. Monday on Arabi Warwick Road in Crisp County, which is 153 miles south of downtown Atlanta.

“Initial indication is that Parker’s vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree,” the GSP said.

Parker died on the scene. His 2-year old daughter was a passenger in the vehicle. She was taken to Crisp Regional Hospital in critical condition, the GSP said. There are no updates on her condition at this time.

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